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Prayer in the City

The Making of Muslim Sacred Places and Urban Life

Edited by: Patrick A. Desplat and Dorothea E. Schulz

This volume envisions social practices surrounding mosques, shrines and public spaces in urban contexts as a window on the diverse ways in which Muslims in different regional and historical settings imagine, experience, and inhabit places and spaces as »sacred«. Unlike most studies on Muslim communities, this volume focuses on cultural, material and sensuous practices and urban everyday experience. Drawing on a range of analytical perspectives, the contributions examine spatial practices in Muslim societies from an interdisciplinary perspective, an approach which has been widely neglected both in Islamic studies and social sciences.


»Das Buch ist in vielen Abschnitten vor allem für diejenigen Stadtplaner und Architekten von Interesse, die sich für das Zusammenspiel von Religion und Stadt(gesellschaft) interessieren und sich auch auf neue und ungewohnte
Eindrücke und Zugänge einlassen möchten.«
Tobias Meier, www.urbanophil.net, 20.07.2012

Reviewed in:

Oriente Moderno, 94 (2014), Roberto Tottoli

Supplementary Materials

Edition: 1. Aufl.
Audience: Professional and scholarly;