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Choreographies of Shared Sacred SitesReligion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution$
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Elazar Barkan and Karen Barkey

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231169943

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.001.0001

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Contested Choreographies of Sacred Spaces in Muslim Bosnia

Contested Choreographies of Sacred Spaces in Muslim Bosnia

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(p.130) 4 Contested Choreographies of Sacred Spaces in Muslim Bosnia
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Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites
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David Henig

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.003.0005

This chapter seeks to document the complex nature and choreography of Bosnian Muslims' relations with holy sites in the context of debates on sacred landscapes in the Balkans and the Mediterranean. It shows that these sacred sites are not necessarily venerated, worshiped, or shared by Muslims strictly as members of an ethnoreligious group. On the contrary, these sites in Muslim Bosnia entail a complex nexus of (power) relations cutting across multiple scales. The sacred sites in the Central Bosnian highlands assemble female and male, village and urban Muslims, or Sunni Muslims and dervishes of divergent cults. Yet the sites are intricately entangled in the state-level bureaucratic field as their administration, and thus their appropriation, involves the Islamic Community (IC), international Islamic organizations, and the state.

Keywords:   Bosnia-Herzegovina, sacred sites, religious expression, Islam, Muslims, shared spaces, sacred landscapes, choreography, holy sites

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