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Le partage des lieux saints comme tradition méditerranéenne

Abstract : A groundbreaking comparative anthropological study of a religious phenomenon firmly rooted in the Mediterranean: the coexistence of multiconfessional visitors or pilgrims in holy sanctuaries, a most spectacular expression of the traditions of local populations living side-by-side. Devotional practices in the Mediterranean have traditionally been analyzed by social scientists as mechanisms reinforcing religious boundaries. This book examines contemporary religious phenomena that involve "crossing religions" but have largely been ignored or unexplored on account of their heterodox and/or marginal character. Shared shrines seem to be important in sustaining various intercommunity and interreligious contacts; moreover, original practices around holy places and holy figures are a reminder that confrontation and conflict are not the only ways to reach across religious traditions.
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Maria Couroucli. Le partage des lieux saints comme tradition méditerranéenne. Religions traversées. Lieux saints partagés entre chrétiens, musulmans et juifs en Méditerranée, Actes Sud, pp.359, 2009. ⟨halshs-00634720⟩



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