The Living and the Dead in Islam: Indices

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Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2004 - Epitaphs - 204 pages
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These studies deal with Arabic epitaphs within the culture, society and intellectual and religious history of Islam on the basis of the edited epigraphic material and literary sources. They aim at filling a gap in a hitherto neglected field in the wider realm of Arabic and Islamic studies and will contribute to a deeper understanding of the Islamic attitudes towards death, afterlife, burial, mortuary cult, memory and the relations between the worlds of the living and the dead. In Volume I it is the epitaphs which are to the fore. Additionally, various literary sources are cited in order to enlarge the basis for research, to determine the phraseological conventions and to elucidate the religious, mental and social background of funerary epigraphy. In some sections, epitaphs written in Hebrew and Turkish have also been taken into account for the sake of comparison with the Arabic material.Volume II deals with the social and material aspects of Islamic burial sites and funerary monuments, which form the wider context of Arabic funerary epigraphy.Moreover, all kinds of literary sources, including the important genre of Arabic visitation and cemetery guides, have been given ample attention. This volume also comprises a catalogue of epitaphs and epitaph-poems cited in Arabic literary sources.
 

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Contents

Epitaphs as Texts By Werner Diem
1
Approach the Dead Greet Them and Pray for Them
11
The visitation of the Prophets sepulchre in Medina
45
Epitaphs in Context By Marco Scholler
83
Concluding remark concerning the history of Islamic thought
167
Funerary Monuments and Epitaphs in Islamic Theory and Practice
169
Larger funerary structures and cemeteries
200
Tombmarkers and epitaphs
251
Marrakech115
468
Mecca 116162
469
Medina 163169
503
Medinaceli 170
510
alMunastir171
513
Nisabur172
516
QasrKutamah173
517
arRamlah174
521

The Arabic Literary Genre of Visitation and Cemetery Guides
295
Conclusion
313
Catalogue of Arabic epitaphs cited in literary sources
337
Gazirat Sawakin 86
428
Granada 8792
431
Gundisabur 93
444
Gurganiyat Hwarazm 9495
446
Guzagan 96
448
Hamah98
452
alHirah 99
453
Hit 101
454
Hurasan102
455
jktiva 103
456
Kairouan 104105
457
alKarminiyah 106
458
Konya107
459
Lebanon 110
461
Malaga 112114
464
Sabtah 176
522
Silves 178
526
Siraz 179180
527
Syria 181182
529
Tabaristan183
532
atTW 184
533
atTaclabiyah185
534
Valencia 188
535
Unknown locations 189237
537
He was My Fragrant Plant
543
Addendum
572
Arabic Epitaphs in Literary Sources 1st12th c s
574
Conclusion
596
Bibliography
627
Secondary literature
661
ArabicEnglish Glossary
679
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