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作者 Heo, Angie, 1979- author
書名 The political lives of saints : Christian-Muslim mediation in Egypt / Angie Heo
出版項 Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
國際標準書號 9780520297975 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520297982 (pbk. : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  BP172 .H46 2018    在架上    30520020865029
說明 xix, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-281) and index
Remembering martyrs -- Redemption at the edge -- Territorial presence -- Crossovers and conversions -- Public order -- Hidden faces
"Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Political Lives of Saints journeys into the quieter corners of divine intercession to consider what martyrs, miracles, and mysteries have to do with the more routine challenges faced by Christians and Muslims living together under the modern nation-state. Drawing on years of extensive fieldwork, Angie Heo argues for understanding popular saints as material media that organize social relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt toward varying political ends. With an ethnographer's eye for traces of antiquity, she deciphers how long-cherished imaginaries of holiness broker bonds of revolutionary sacrifice, reconfigure national sites of sacred territory, and pose sectarian threats to security and order. A study of tradition and nationhood at their limits, The Political Lives of Saints shows that Coptic Orthodoxy is a core domain of minoritarian regulation and authoritarian rule, powerfully reversing the recurrent thesis of its impending extinction in the Arab Muslim world"--Provided by publisher
鏈接 Online version: Heo, Angie, 1979- author. Political lives of saints Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] 9780520970120 (DLC) 2018023056
主題 Coptic Church -- Egypt
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity
Christianity and other religions -- Islam
Coptic Christian saints -- Egypt
Islam and politics -- Egypt
Copts -- Egypt -- Politics and government
Christianity -- Egypt
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