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Soheila Shahshahani
Cities of Pilgrimage
Reihe: IUAES-Series
Bd. 4, 2009, 232 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-1618-6

Pilgrimage places anthropological works on a privileged platform for religious studies. The origin of built environment sets apart a platform for worship. It contains the dichotomy of life and death, striving towards the spirit of a dead that may or may not be religious. It is a soul searching process, a coming to terms with hopes and disillusions. Human situations in the flow of globalised urban areas draw together primal human search and economic considerations. The sacred and the profane, the belief in miracles and the management of both, necessitate fresh search of urban pilgrimage.

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