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Strategies Of Medieval Communal Identity

Judaism, Christianity And Islam (Mediaevalia Groningana, New) (Mediaevalia Groningana, New)

by Wout J. van Bekkum

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Published by Peeters .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity,
  • Islam,
  • Judaism,
  • World history: c 500 to C 1500,
  • To 1500,
  • Identification (Religion),
  • Europe,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • Religion,
  • General,
  • Congresses,
  • Church history,
  • History,
  • Middle Ages, 600-1500

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages186
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9100202M
    ISBN 109042914920
    ISBN 109789042914926

    Around 18, followers of the Ajivika sect were executed as a result of this order. At Srirangam, the invading army desecrated the shrine and killed 12, unarmed ascetics. These identity constructions illuminate the intertwining of literary and social dimensions in stories, which has rich implications for our understanding of both literary and social history. According to 17th century Persian historian Firishta and the 11th-century historian Al-Utbi states that Jaipala reneged on the treaty and imprisoned Sabuktigin's ambassadors. The essays stretch from classical and indigenous cultures to the contemporary West, embracing numerous national and linguistic groups.

    All of the studies in this volume touch upon one or more of the complex issues that lie at the heart of religious identity in the Middle Ages. He then conquered other cities and he killed many Hindus. Cobb's exploration of Usama's world has in turn led him to pursue other problems in the history of the Crusades, most prominently in his The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusadeswhich is intended as an accessible narrative history of "the Frankish problem" on all shores of the Mediterraneanfrom the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, based almost exclusively upon Islamic historical sources and rooted in the context of Islamic history. As the third fitnafourth fitna and other civil wars raged in Arab and Persian regions, and Sunni and Shia sects attempted to consolidate their positions, the religious violence in the western and northwest parts of Indian subcontinent against Hindus and Buddhists was limited to sporadic raids and attacks. These people were seized and brought before me.

    In many places the impure infidel gabrs [of Delhi] made resistance His campaigns included plundering and destruction of Hindu temples such as those at MathuraDwarkaand others. The set of comments in red ink, which can be dated to the early sixteenth century, bespeaks a more complicated and multi-leveled response to the text the reader had before him. Its protagonist, who represents herself as its ultmate author, was not simply a woman but a woman thoroughly rooted in the world. Today in the United States, members of Congress are shouldering that work in the impeachment process.


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Strategies Of Medieval Communal Identity book

God also bestowed upon his [the Sultan's] friends such an amount of booty as was beyond all bounds and all calculation, including five hundred thousand slaves, beautiful men and women.

In the current inquiry into the forty-fifth president of the United States, for example, the question is: did the president engage in misconduct that harmed the nation through actions that attacked the integrity of the democratic process and presidential office?

Sikandar made it a custom to destroy Hindu temples, example Mandrael and Utgir. The challenge to authority implicit in Margery's experiences is downplayed by highlighting those characteristics that link Margery to the conventions of spiritual ecstasy. Yahya bin Ahmad, the historian remarked on the arrest of Muslims by Hindus, "the unclean ruthless infidels had no respect for the Musulman religion".

Learn more about this book. Both also are venues for grassroots expressions of dissent against abuses of power. In short, citizens used a variety of strategies and tactics to challenge and resist normalizing what they saw as abuses of power. The comments recorded throughout the manuscript of the Book are important because they suggest ways in which medieval texts were seen as communal and therefore as meriting commentary that linked them to the values of the communities in which they were housed and read.

Late medieval literati storytelling not only facilitated the communal adjustments of contemporary scholar-officials to the momentous transformations of the Tang-Song Transition, but also created lasting literary and cultural legacies for the literati communities of the following millennium.

Sovereignty and literati sociality affirm the collective ascendancy of scholar-officials in the sociopolitical spheres; insofar as these central domains of literati life can be restrictive for individuals, Conclusion sexuality allows measured challenges to the dominant power relationswhile cosmic mobility maps out strategies for coming to terms with the structural constraints.

When it describes the leper woman to whom Margery ministers in chapter 74 as beset by impatience with her sickness, the red hand remarks, "nota, A sotel and a sore temptacion.

On that Friday night there were about 15, men in the city who were engaged from early eve till morning in plundering and burning the houses. In the late 12th to early 13th centuries, the Paramara dynasty attacked and plundered Jain temples in Gujarat. In fact, most of the comments in red ink are directed toward elucidating the "affective" emphasis of the text, as his care to distinguish key texts of late medieval piety, such as the Incendium Amoris and The Pricke of Love, suggests.

She sets the story of Margery's spiritual growth and her growing personal autonomy unambiguously within the context of the late medieval town. They illuminate the complex potential of medieval and early modern emotions in situ, analysing their involvement in subjects as diverse as philosophical theories, imaginative and scholarly writing, concepts of individual and communal identity, social and political practices, and the manifold business of everyday life.

The issue of sexuality was a particularly important one for female saints, for by their wishes to lead celibate lives, women signified their espousal of a new and less socially defined existence. Vijaynagara king Krishnadevaraya looted a Bala Krishna temple in Udayagiri inand he looted a Vittala temple in Pandharpur in He then conquered other cities and he killed many Hindus.

According to 17th century Persian historian Firishta and the 11th-century historian Al-Utbi states that Jaipala reneged on the treaty and imprisoned Sabuktigin's ambassadors.

Hindus who erected a deity or built a temple and those who practised their religion in public such as near a kund water tank were arrested, brought to the palace and executed.

Opposite the tale of the priest, the bear, and the pear tree, which Margery tells the Archbishop of York, is the word "narracion. Their divergent articulations bespoke a general recognition of the fundamental shift in literati life and a shared interest in exploring its implications.

When in he [Muhammad Ali Jinnah] became the first Governor General of Pakistan and the new border was demarcated, gigantic riots broke out between Hindus and Muslims. Let us, finally, recognize in Kempe a writer who employed the fiction of the holy woman often seen merely as a "female hysteric" by modern critics as a persona.

For example, chapter 16 ends with the sentence, "rede fyrst the xxi chapetre and than this chapetre aftyr that"; lest a reader not understand those instructions, the words "it begynnes thus," along with the opening words of chapter 21, are written in red.

To return to those earlier commentators on the manuscript of the Book who provided the first readings of this text, we can certainly praise them for their understanding of genre and for their astute sense of the conventions of sacred biography and devotional prose.

The Hindu refused to change his view, and was killed. As we have seen throughout this book, however, the myth of empowerment was also fraught with tensions and contradictions because of the divergent perspectives of late medieval literati storytellers.

The Book of Margery Kempe: Introduction

The temples, cities and villages were plundered. This boke is of Mountegrace," it is likely that some of the annotations are the work of monks associated with the important Carthusian priory of Mount Grace in Yorkshire.

Nearly black cows belonging to the Hindus, during the struggle, had crowded together for shelter in the temple."In Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, editor Laura Delbrugge and contributors Jaume Aurell, David Gugel, Michael Harney, Daniel Hartnett, Mark Johnston, Albert Lloret, Montserrat Piera, Zita Eva Rohr, Núria Silleras-Fernández, Caroline Smith, Wendell P.

Smith, and Lesley Twomey explore the. The impeachment of an elected president seems far removed from the subjects of inquisitorial inquiries in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italy that I investigate in Suspect Saints and Holy Heretics: Contested Sanctity and Communal Identity in Late Medieval Italy.

Literacy and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland

Although on the surface impeachment and inquisition seem diametrically opposed. He is also the co-editor (with Wout van Bekkum) of Strategies of Medieval Communal Identity: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam () and (with Antoine Borrut) of Umayyad Legacies: History and Memory from Syria to Spain ().

His latest book is The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades (). Free and open to the public. The book of Genesis has consistently attracted literary-critical attention to its stories. In addition to celebrating this rich tradition of critical engagement, this chapter examines how Genesis uses various narrative strategies to mark group boundaries, alternately establishing, maintaining, stretching, and crossing them, as well as debating the rules and conditions for boundary atlasbowling.com: Danna Nolan Fewell, R.

Christopher Heard. Get this from a library! Strategies of medieval communal identity: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

-- "The leading theme of this collection of essays and studies is the diversity of aspects of medieval communal identity. While the authors were selected for the very diversity of their interests, all.

The Power and Legacies of Late Medieval Literati Storytelling Through storytelling, late medieval Chinese scholar-officials con-structed a multifaceted collective identity in response to the challenges of the newly intensified officialdom-centered literati life.

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