Session Title

Sacred Spaces and Political Places: Fostering Regional Identities through Historical and Literary Medieval Pilgrimage I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Ali Asgar H. Alibhai

Organizer Affiliation

Harvard Univ.

Presider Name

Laura Clark

Presider Affiliation

Baylor Univ.

Paper Title 1

Esoteric Pilgrimage: Ismaili Muslim Hermeneutics of Hajj

Presenter 1 Name

Khalil Andani

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Harvard Univ.

Paper Title 2

Artistotle's Floating Tomb: Understanding Christian Pilgrimage in Muslim Palermo

Presenter 2 Name

Ali Asgar H. Alibhai

Paper Title 3

The Dalâ’il al-Khayrât of Sîdî b. Sulaymân al-Jazûlî (d. 1465): Towards a Mental Pilgrimage

Presenter 3 Name

Hiba Abid

Presenter 3 Affiliation

École Pratique des Hautes Études

Paper Title 4

Christian Influences upon the Sanctification of Safed in Jewish Kabbalist Tradition in the Sixteenth Century

Presenter 4 Name

Yair Paz

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

Start Date

12-5-2016 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

Among the many factors impelling medieval pilgrimage, these sessions seek to examine those elements which fostered regional identity. The dedication of pilgrims traveling varying distances to experience the divine at sacred destinations was simultaneously enhanced by patrons who promoted traffic to and maintained pilgrimage sites. Saints’ shrines, tombs, and holy relics reinforced cultural and social identities relevant to the geographical and religious characteristics of a given locale and they helped shape and strengthen the prevailing political landscapes. These two panels closely examine Muslim and Christian medieval texts, both literary and historical, which foster regional identity through their promotive character as they call attention to medieval sites of pilgrimage, relics, and/or the history of saints.

Laura Clark , Ali Asgar H. Alibhai

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May 12th, 1:30 PM

Sacred Spaces and Political Places: Fostering Regional Identities through Historical and Literary Medieval Pilgrimage I

Fetzer 2030

Among the many factors impelling medieval pilgrimage, these sessions seek to examine those elements which fostered regional identity. The dedication of pilgrims traveling varying distances to experience the divine at sacred destinations was simultaneously enhanced by patrons who promoted traffic to and maintained pilgrimage sites. Saints’ shrines, tombs, and holy relics reinforced cultural and social identities relevant to the geographical and religious characteristics of a given locale and they helped shape and strengthen the prevailing political landscapes. These two panels closely examine Muslim and Christian medieval texts, both literary and historical, which foster regional identity through their promotive character as they call attention to medieval sites of pilgrimage, relics, and/or the history of saints.

Laura Clark , Ali Asgar H. Alibhai