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Visualizing belief and piety in Iranian Shiism [electronic resource] / Ingvild Flaskerud.

By: Flaskerud, Ingvild.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Continuum, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xii, 299 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781441186782 (electronic bk.); 1441186786 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Islam and art | Art and religion -- Iran | Sh�i�ah -- Doctrines | Fine Arts | RELIGION -- Islam -- TheologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Visualizing belief and piety in Iranian Shiism.DDC classification: 297.2/67 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Note on transliteration -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I. The portrait of Imam Ali: 1. The emergence of a prototypical model and its survival -- 2. Imam Ali in Shia memory -- 3. The iconography of Imam Ali and its reception -- Part II. The battle at Karbala: 4. The battle at Karbala in Shia memory and piety -- 5. Visual Karbala narratives in Shia piety -- 6. The parcham wall hanging -- 7. Representation and reception of Karbala in colour posters -- Part III. Images and decorative designs in ritual space: 8. The image as a votive gift -- 9. Images in the liturgy of commemoration and celebration -- 10. Decorative programmes across gendered ritual space -- 11. Transposing iconography -- Conclusion: visualizing and seeing in the service of Islam.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-295) and index.

Note on transliteration -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I. The portrait of Imam Ali: 1. The emergence of a prototypical model and its survival -- 2. Imam Ali in Shia memory -- 3. The iconography of Imam Ali and its reception -- Part II. The battle at Karbala: 4. The battle at Karbala in Shia memory and piety -- 5. Visual Karbala narratives in Shia piety -- 6. The parcham wall hanging -- 7. Representation and reception of Karbala in colour posters -- Part III. Images and decorative designs in ritual space: 8. The image as a votive gift -- 9. Images in the liturgy of commemoration and celebration -- 10. Decorative programmes across gendered ritual space -- 11. Transposing iconography -- Conclusion: visualizing and seeing in the service of Islam.

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.

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