Sacred places, emerging spaces: religious pluralism in the post-Soviet Caucasus

"Though long-associated with violence, the Caucasus is a region rich with religious conviviality. Based on fresh ethnographies in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Russian Federation, Sacred places, emerging spaces discusses vanishing and emerging sacred places in the multi-ethnic and multi...

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Published in:Space and place
Contributors: Darieva, Tsypylma 1967- (Editor) ; Mühlfried, Florian 1970- (Editor) ; Tuite, Kevin 1954- (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford Berghahn 2018
In: Space and place (Volume 17)
Year: 2018, Volume: 1700
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Edition:First published
Series/Journal:Space and place Volume 17
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Caucasus countries / Religious pluralism
B Caucasus countries / Transcaucasia / Sanctuary / Religious pluralism
Further subjects:B Religious Pluralism (Caucasus)
B Sacred Space
B Caucasus Religion
B Religious Pluralism
B Sacred Space (Caucasus)
B Caucasus
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Summary:"Though long-associated with violence, the Caucasus is a region rich with religious conviviality. Based on fresh ethnographies in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Russian Federation, Sacred places, emerging spaces discusses vanishing and emerging sacred places in the multi-ethnic and multi-religious post-Soviet Caucasus. In exploring the effects of de-secularization, growing institutional control over hybrid sacred sites, and attempts to review social boundaries between the religious and the secular, these essays give way to an emergent Caucasus viewed from the ground up: dynamic, continually remaking itself, within shifting and indefinite frontiers."--
Between 'Great' and 'Little' traditions: situating Shia saints in contemporary Baku / Tsypylma Darieva -- Women as bread-bakers and ritual-makers: gender, visibility and sacred space in Upper Svaneti / Nino Tserediani, Kevin Tuite and Paata Bukhrashvili -- The chain of Seven Pilgrimages in Kotaik, Armenia: between folk and official Christianity / Levon Abrahamian, Zaruhi Hambardzumyan, Gayane Shagoyan, Gohar Stepanyan -- Sacred sites in the western Caucasus and the Black Sea Region: typology, hybridization, functioning / Igor V. Kuznetsov -- The power of the Shrine and creative performances in Ingiloy sacred rituals / Nino Aivazishvili-Gehne -- Accompanying the souls of the dead: the transformation of sacral time and encounters / Hege Toje -- Not sharing the sacra / Florian Mzhlfried -- Informal shrines and social transformations: the murids as new religious mediators among Yezidis in Armenia / Hamlet Melkumyan -- Sharing the not-sacred: Rabati and displays of multiculturalism / Silvia Serrano
ISBN:1785337823