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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle EastAn Historical Perspective$
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781474460965

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.001.0001

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Excursus: Medieval Pilgrimage – Victor Turner’s Input

Excursus: Medieval Pilgrimage – Victor Turner’s Input

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(p.70) 7 Excursus: Medieval Pilgrimage – Victor Turner’s Input
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Sacred Place and Sacred Time in the Medieval Islamic Middle East
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Daniella Talmon-Heller

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460965.003.0008

This chapter explores the practicality of applying the inspiring theories and original terms developed by the anthropologist Victor Turner to research on medieval pilgrimage. It ends with the conclusion that concepts such as 'communitas', 'catchment area', and 'peripheral shrine' stimulate thought and creative reading of the sources, even if cannot be properly sustained on the basis of data collected from sporadic medieval excerpts.

Keywords:   Victor Turner, pilgrimage, communitas, catchment area, shrine, centre and periphery, theory

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