qIn his probing study of the role of death rites, in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes of funerary law not only to define the handling of a Muslim corpse but also to transform everyday urban practices. Relying on oral traditions, these scholars established new social patterns in the cities of Arabia, Mesopotamia, and the eastern Mediterranean. They distinguished Islamic rites from Christian, Jewish, and Zoroastrian rites and changed the way men and women interacted publicly and privately.q--BOOK JACKET.Stone Age Economics. Chicago, 1972. S.ale.h, .Soub.hAl. La vie future selon le Coran. 2nd ed. Paris, 1986. Samellas, Antigone. Death in the Eastern Mediterranean (50a600 ... 2, Epitaphs in Context. Wiesbaden, 2004. [Vol. 1 by W. Diem.] Scottanbsp;...
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