Download e-book for kindle: NAJAF: PORTRAIT OF A HOLY CITY by Géraldine Chatelard

By Géraldine Chatelard

Najaf: Portrait of a Holy urban examines the historic and social features of 1 of Iraq’s most crucial towns, a centre of non secular studying and devotion for the Shi‘i neighborhood considering the fact that medieval occasions. via unique contributions by means of best Iraqi and foreign students, this quantity provides a number of key elements of the historical past and improvement of the town, its worldwide non secular and academic prominence and its sleek function as an monetary and political centre. The 13 essays during this ebook disguise subject matters comparable to Najaf’s structure and concrete layout, in addition to the protection of its equipped atmosphere; the influence of social activities and revolutions at the urban; pilgrimage and non secular authority in Najaf; and the city’s libraries and highbrow development.

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