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By Amila Buturovic

ISBN-10: 1472432606

ISBN-13: 9781472432605

regardless of the new background of violence and destruction, Bosnia-Herzegovina holds a favorable position in background, marked by means of a continual interweaving of alternative non secular cultures. the main expansive interval in that regard is the Ottoman rule that lasted right here approximately 5 centuries. As many Bosnians authorized Islam, the method of Islamization took on diverse instructions and meanings, just some of that are recorded within the legit records. This ebook underscores the significance of fabric tradition, particularly gravestones, funerary inscriptions and photographs, in tracing and knowing extra refined adjustments in Bosnia’s spiritual panorama and the advanced cultural shifts and alternate among Christianity and Islam during this region. Gravestones are obvious as cultural areas that inscribe reminiscence, heritage, and historical past as well as being texts that reveal, in picture and notice, first-hand information regarding the deceased. In tackling those issues and ideas, the learn is positioned inside numerous contextual, theoretical, and methodological frameworks. elevating questions on spiritual identification, historical past, and reminiscence, the learn unpacks the cultural and historic worth of gravestones and different funerary markers and bolsters their significance in knowing the region’s complexity and bettering its visibility in worldwide discussions round multiculturalism and spiritual pluralism. Drawing upon numerous disciplinary tools, the booklet has a lot to supply an individual searching for a greater knowing of the intersection of Christianity and Islam, in addition to people with an curiosity in demise studies.

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