The Resource Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society

Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society

Label
Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society
Title
Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
In this thought-provoking interdisciplinary work, Shaun Marmon describes how eunuchs, as a category of people who embodied ambiguity, both defined and mediated critical thresholds of moral and physical space in the household, in the palace and in the tomb of pre-modern Islamic society. Theauthor's central focus is on the sacred society of eunuchs who guarded the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina for over six centuries and whose last representatives still perform many of their time honored rituals to this day. Through Marmon's account, the ""sacred"" eunuchs of Medina becomehistorical guid
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
305.9/066
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ449 -- M37 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Cairo: Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries; 2 Madina: Sultan and Prophet; 3 More Exalted Than the Service of Kings; 4 Eunuchs, Children, and Time; 5 The Longue Durée of the Eunuchs of the Prophet; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
ocn935260446
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (177 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195361278
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35743438
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)935260446
  • pebcs019536127X

Library Locations

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