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Sunnis, Shiis and the Architecture of Coexistence: The Shrines of the Alids in Medieval Syria Stephennie Mulder

Sunnis, Shiis and the Architecture of Coexistence: The Shrines of the Alids in Medieval Syria

Stephennie Mulder

Published February 28th 2013
ISBN : 9780748645794
Hardcover
320 pages
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Explores the relationship between Sunnis and Shiis as expressed in the shrines of the Alids. Though the headlines of todays newspapers suggest that the rift between Sunnis and Shiis is eternal, the relationship between these two primary IslamicMoreExplores the relationship between Sunnis and Shiis as expressed in the shrines of the Alids. Though the headlines of todays newspapers suggest that the rift between Sunnis and Shiis is eternal, the relationship between these two primary Islamic sects has not always been contentious. This is most evident around the shrines of the Alids: revered by Sunnis and Shiis alike, shrines to the Prophets family have often served as unique spaces of intersectarian exchange and shared devotion. Mulder links the architecture and patronage of shrines to the wider, pan-Islamic landscape of interconnected pilgrimage sites created from these acts of patronage.