Locating Religions : Contact, Diversity, and Translocality.

This collection of articles is an innovative contribution to religious studies, because it picks up concepts developed in the wake of the so-called "spatial turn". Religions are always located in a certain cultural and spatial environment, but often tend to locate (or translocate) themselv...

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Main Author: Glei, Reinhold F.

Other Authors: Jaspert, Nikolas.

Format: eBook

Language: English

Published: Leiden : BRILL, 2016.

Series: Dynamics in the History of Religions 9.
Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy E-Books Online, Collection 2016, ISBN: 9789004303942.


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Call Number: BL65.G4 G54 2016

Table of Contents:
  • Preliminary Material
  • Terms, Turns and Traps: Some Introductory Remarks /
  • Reinhold Glei and Nikolas Jaspert
  • Geography, History and Prophecy: Mechanisms of Integration in the Islamic Alexander Legend /
  • Anna Akasoy
  • The Portuguese Discovery of Buddhism: Locating Religion in Early Modern Asia /
  • Stephen C. Berkwitz
  • From Geographical Migration to Transmigration of Souls: Negotiating Religious Difference between Space among Jews in Early Modern Safed /
  • Alexandra Cuffel
  • Translocating Religion in the Mediterranean Space: Monastic Confrontation under Muslim Dominion /
  • Ana Echevarría
  • The Mirror and the Palimpsest: The Myth of Buddhist Kingship in Imperial Tibet /
  • Georgios T. Halkias
  • Prester John, the Ten Tribes, and the Raja Rum: Representing the Distant Ally in Three Pre-Modern Societies /
  • Adam Knobler
  • Locating Religion, Controlling Territory: Conquest and Legitimation in Late Ninth-Century Vaspurakan and its Interreligious Context /
  • Zaroui Pogossian
  • The Meeting of Daoist and Buddhist Spatial Imagination: The Construction of the Netherworld in Medieval China /
  • Henrik H. Sørensen
  • Locating the Dialogue: On the Topology of the Setting in Medieval Religious Colloquies /
  • Knut Martin Stünkel
  • Space, Entanglement and Decentralisation: On How to Narrate the Transcultural History of Christianity (550 to 1350 ce) /
  • Dorothea Weltecke
  • Armlet of the Pinnacle of the Noble Victory Banner: Locating Traces of Imperial Tibet in a Dhāraṇī in the British Museum /
  • Michael Willis and Tsering Gonkatsang
  • Index of Names and Places.