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One - Objects over Distance

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 June 2020

Richard J. A. McGregor
Affiliation:
Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
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Traces the ritual lives of the kiswa dress of the Ka‘ba and the elaborate palanquin that paraded with it. The entanglement of aesthetics and politics – as inscribed upon these objects – is explored as key to the local practice of the Hajj.

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Islam and the Devotional Object
Seeing Religion in Egypt and Syria
, pp. 18 - 53
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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