The Sacred and Profane in Islamic Cordoba

Authors

  • Janina M. Safran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/cist.2005.1.1.21

Keywords:

Medieval Cordoba, al-Andalus, Moorish Spain, Sacred Space, Eliadian

Abstract

This article investigates the sacred and profane in Islamic Cordoba in the ninth and tenth centuries of the Common Era to develop a distinct perspective on Muslim communal identity in al-Andalus (Islamic Spain and Portugal), and as an inquiry into how the definition of the sacred and profane in an Islamic city may be informed by, or speak to, the context of a multi-confessional society. The study approaches the sacred as a social construct with social meaning, and thus directs our view to the mundane dimensions of the sacred.

Author Biography

Janina M. Safran

Associate Professor History Department of History and Religious Studies Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University 108 Weaver Building University Park , PA 16802

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Published

2007-02-04

How to Cite

Safran, J. M. (2007). The Sacred and Profane in Islamic Cordoba. Comparative Islamic Studies, 1(1), 22–41. https://doi.org/10.1558/cist.2005.1.1.21

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