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Seeking blessing and earning merit: Muslim travellers in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bringa, Tone and Henig, David (2017) Seeking blessing and earning merit: Muslim travellers in Bosnia-Herzegovina. In: Flaskerud, Ingvild and Natvig, Richard, eds. Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe. Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism . Routledge, London. ISBN 978-1-4724-4747-0. E-ISBN 978-1-315-59708-9. (KAR id:58597)


In this chapter, we discuss the significance of journeys to sacred sites, in search of blessing and fortune, within the rich sacred landscape of Bosnia’s Muslims. First, we argue that the study of pilgrimage should be opened to a discussion of the place of pilgrimages in a larger sacred geography of visitations and ritual activities. Second, we are critical of the exclusive attention to identity politics in recent studies of Islamic practices in Bosnia and propose to focus on the web of relations between Bosnian Muslims’ cosmologies, the notions of selfhood and ongoing histories of sacred spaces.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: David Henig
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2016 10:43 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:39 UTC
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