Cities of Pilgrimage

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2009 - Religion - 211 pages
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Pilgrimage places anthropological works on a privileged platform for religious studies. It contains the dichotomy of life and death, striving towards the spirit of a dead that may or may not be religious. It is a soul searching process, a coming to terms with hopes and disillusions. Human situations in the flow of urban areas draw together the primal human quest and economic considerations. The sacred and the profane, the belief in miracles and the management of both, necessitate a fresh search of urban pilgrimage.

 

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Contents

Introduction and Cities of Pilgrimage in Iran
11
Contesting the Sacred in a Globalising World
34
A Hypercity Perspective on Pilgrimage Sites
46
The Ceremonies and Pilgrimage Days of Armenian Churches in Jolfa of Isfahan
64
Introduction to Two Famous Shrines in the Ancient Region of Sistan
78
Pilgrimage to the Cemeteries of Chor Bakr Bukhara and Shahi Zinda Samarkand
86
A Site of Ancient and Contemporary Pilgrimages
94
A Symbolic Site for Pilgrimage
110
Pilgrimage without Boundaries
118
Holy Mother Mary Pray for Us Sinners Catholic Pilgrimage in Austria
136
Night Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love in Rome
160
History of the Sacred and Secular in Iran through the Dialectic of Space
170
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia A Central Asian City of Pilgrimage
190
Towards Ensuring Sustainable Pilgrimage Tourism
210
List of Authors
226
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Soheila Shahshahani is a professor at Shahid Beheshti University, Iran.