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Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

Elazar Barkan and Karen Barkey


This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders manoeuvre between competition and cooperation, coexistence, and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of “sharing,” exploring when and why sharing gets interrupted—or not—by conflict, and the policy consequences. These chapters map the choreographies of shared sacred spaces within the framework of state-society relations, juxtaposing a site's political and religious f ... More

Keywords: shared religious sites, Turkey, Balkans, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Algeria, sacred spaces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231169943
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231169943.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elazar Barkan, editor
Columbia University

Karen Barkey, editor

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