Hadji Bektach

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Irène Mélikoff
BRILL, 1998 - History - 317 pages
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This volume deals with the history of popular religion in Turkey from its origins in the 13th century; the formation of the heterodoxies known as Bektashism and Alevism which are characterised by their syncretism and their religious tolerance; and the bipartition of these currents, both of which refer to the popular saint Hadji Bektash. This fascinating book analyses their beliefs and practices, offers a summary of their rich literature, and treats of the present evolution of these currents, their further prospects, and their anthropocentric, inter-denominational and ecumenical character.
 

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Contents

Le Chamanisme islamisé
1
Les Turkmènes en Asie Mineure
25
Hunkâr Hadji Bektachi Veli
51
Vers le syncrétisme bektachi
104
Bipartition
145
Croyances et Pratiques
179
La littérature bektachie
216
Réactualisation
256
Conclusion
278
Bibliographie
290
Index
305
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Irene Melikoff, Ph.D. (1957), University of Paris, now Professor Emeritus, University of Strasbourg. Author of many works on epic Turkish literature and on popular Sufism and heterodox Islam in Turkey.