Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship: Holy Places, Ceremonies, Pilgrimage

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BRILL, 1995 - History - 196 pages
Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship treats of the holy sites of the Muslims in Jerusalem and the ceremonies and pilgrimage to these places during the early Muslim period. It is based principally on primary Arabic sources, some of which have been used for the first time. Emphasis is given to the works of 'Literature in Praise of Jerusalem', an important and unique source for the history and topography of the city.
Many of the topics in this book have never been dealt with before, e. g. the detailed description of the first known guide for the Muslim pilgrim to Jerusalem, that dates from the eleventh century, and the supplementary discussion of the sixteenth-century guide. Both guides are still in manuscript and have never been published.

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Chapter One Construction Works on the Haram During
Chapter Two Worship and Pilgrimage in Jerusalem
Chapter Three The Holy Places in Jerusalem During
Chapter Four The ReligioPolitical Status of Jerusalem
Appendix A Mid16th Century Guide for the Muslim

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About the author (1995)

Amikam Elad, Ph.D. (1987) in Medieval Islamic History, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is a senior lecturer at the department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University. He has published extensively on a vast range of topics relating to early Islamic history, in particular the early Abb sid period and on the history of Palestine during the medieval Islamic period.

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