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Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and by Amila Buturovic

By Amila Buturovic

regardless of the new historical past of violence and destruction, Bosnia-Herzegovina holds a good position in historical past, marked via a continual interweaving of alternative spiritual cultures. the main expansive interval in that regard is the Ottoman rule that lasted right here approximately 5 centuries. As many Bosnians approved Islam, the method of Islamization took on assorted instructions and meanings, just some of that are recorded within the respectable records. This ebook underscores the significance of fabric tradition, in particular gravestones, funerary inscriptions and photographs, in tracing and realizing extra refined adjustments in Bosnia’s spiritual panorama and the advanced cultural shifts and alternate among Christianity and Islam during this quarter. Gravestones are noticeable as cultural areas that inscribe reminiscence, historical past, and background as well as being texts that show, in snapshot and observe, first-hand information regarding the deceased. In tackling those themes and concepts, the research is located inside of a number of contextual, theoretical, and methodological frameworks. elevating questions about spiritual id, background, and reminiscence, the examine unpacks the cultural and old worth of gravestones and different funerary markers and bolsters their value in realizing the region’s complexity and bettering its visibility in international discussions round multiculturalism and spiritual pluralism. Drawing upon a number of disciplinary equipment, the e-book has a lot to supply an individual trying to find a greater knowing of the intersection of Christianity and Islam, in addition to people with an curiosity in dying studies.

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