Visualizing Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism

Visualizing Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism

eBook - 2010
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The representation of prophets and saints in Islam is erroneously considered nonexistent by many scholars of Islam, Muslims, and the general public. The issue is often dealt with superficially without attention to its deep roots in piety and religiosity. Visualizing Belief and Piety in€Iranian Shiism €offers new understanding of Islamic iconography and Muslim perspectives on the use of imageries in ritual contexts and devotional life. Combining iconographic and ethnographic approaches, Ingvild Flaskerud introduces and analyzes imageries (tile-paintings, posters and wall-hangings), ri.
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
ISBN: 9781441186782
1441186786
9781441149077
1441149074
9781441125248
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 299 pages) : illustrations

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