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The Other Sides of Paradise: Explorations into the Religious Meanings of Domestic Space in Islam
     

The Other Sides of Paradise: Explorations into the Religious Meanings of Domestic Space in Islam

by Juan E. Campo, Frederick M. Denny (Editor)
 

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In the first half of this book, Campo (religious studies, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara) utilizes textual analysis of the Quran and Hadith literature to discuss the meanings associated with the references to the various Arabic terms for house. The contexts in which these references are found can be grouped into four basic symbolic religious categories: God's house, sacred history, rules of behavior, and the hereafter. The second half of the book gathers ethnographic data to discuss religious symbolism employed in modern Islamic Egyptian households. Campo demonstrates that the symbol of the house has been significant both in the historical development of Islamic doctrine and in the continued personal employment of sacred meaning within domestic space in modern Islamic society. Recommended for anthropology, Middle East, or religion collections.-- Paula I. Nielson, Loyola Marymount Univ. Lib., Los Angeles

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ISBN-13:
9780872497382
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Studies in Comparative Literature
Pages:
232

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