Comparative Islamic Studies, Vol 1, No 1 (2005)

The Sacred and Profane in Islamic Cordoba

Janina M. Safran
Issued Date: 4 Feb 2007


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.

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DOI: 10.1558/cist.2005.1.1.21

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