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Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society

by Shaun Elizabeth Marmon

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Cairo (Egypt),
  • Mecca (Saudi Arabia),
  • Medina (Saudi Arabia),
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Mecca,
  • Medina,
  • Egypt,
  • Cairo
    • Subjects:
    • Eunuchs -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca -- History,
    • Eunuchs -- Saudi Arabia -- Medina -- History,
    • Eunuchs -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History,
    • Cairo (Egypt) -- Social life and customs,
    • Mecca (Saudi Arabia) -- Religious life and customs,
    • Medina (Saudi Arabia) -- Religious life and customs

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-150) and index.

      StatementShaun Marmon.
      SeriesStudies in Middle Eastern history, Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ449 .M37 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 162 p. ;
      Number of Pages162
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1393890M
      ISBN 100195071018
      LC Control Number93001084

      “Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society by Shaun Marmon ” in Religious Studies Review, (April, ): “ Der heilige Krieg (Ğihād) aus der Sicht der mālikitischen Rechtsschule by Mathias von Bredow ” in Journal of the American Oriental Society, .   If You want to Know more about this Topic,you can read this book: Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society (Studies in Middle Eastern History) This article first appeared in Tribe Photo Issue 00 / and Images of guardians are collected from other sources. JazakAllah Khair.

      These people are called "Hadim," and wealthy, noble lords render them honor." (Shaun Marmon, Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society) See, if they were forcefully castrated they would feel shame about their castration, but they are not, which means in the aforementioned case the castration was their will and consent. The holy city of Medina: sacred space in early Islamic Arabia / "This book examines the emergence of Medina as a holy city, focusing on the historical developments of the first three Islamic centuries"

        Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society. New York: Oxford University Press, E-mail Citation» A historical analysis of Muḥammad’s tomb from the perspective of the influential Mamlūk dynasty, during which time the tomb became “the charismatic center” of the empire (p. 28). Al-Masjid an-Nabawī (Arabic: المسجد النبوي ‎, romanized: al-Masjid an-Nabawi, lit. 'The Prophetic Mosque'), known in English as The Prophet's Mosque, Al Haram by the people of Madinah and Al Haram Al Madani by Saudi authorities, is a mosque built by the last Islamic prophet Muhammad in the city of Madinah in the Al Madinah Province of Saudi Arabia.


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In doing so, Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society offers an original and path-breaking exploration into some of the most fundamental aspects of Islamic religion, society, and culture.

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In this thought-provoking interdisciplina /5(4). 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.

The author's central focus is on the sacred society of eunuchs who guarded the. Get this from a library. Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society. [Shaun Elizabeth Marmon] -- The figure of the eunuch in non-Western cultures has long been an object of mystery and mystification to the West.

The aim of this study is to go beyond sensationalism and stereotypes, to offer a. Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society: Publication Type: Book: Year of Publication: The author'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.

In doing so, Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society offers an original and path-breaking exploration into some of the most Shaun Marmon describes how the eunuch as a category of person embodied ambiguity and played a crucial role in premodern Islamic society as both the guardian and mediator of critical thresholds of moral and.

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.

EUNUCHS IN ISLAMIC SOCIETY Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society by Shaun Marmon. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press xii + pp. ISBN $42 (Cloth). This well researched text is a good contribution to the study of gender and eunuchs in general, and the eunuchs of the.

The Perfect Servant reevaluates the place of eunuchs in Byzantium. Kathryn Ringrose uses the modern concept of gender as a social construct to identify eunuchs as a distinct gender and to illustrate how gender was defined in the Byzantine world.

At the same time she explores the changing role of the eunuch in Byzantium from to A literary discourse developed, reviling and sometimes defending the eminence of these 'half-men'. Here, thirteen new studies from an international cast explore how eunuchs were perceived, and also reconstruct the realities of eunuchs' lives.

Eunuchs in Islamic history. Religious studies scholar Shaun Marmon, in her book ‘Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society’, notes the surprise with which British traveler Eldon Rutter reacted to the presence of eunuch guards at the tomb of the Prophet when he visited Medina in Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society by Shaun Elizabeth Marmon,Oxford University Press edition, in EnglishPages:   A eunuch was a man who had been castrated, usually as a condition of employment, and sometimes as a form of punishment.

Early Islamic society believed that eunuchs, who supposedly had no sexual desires, were ideal for certain sacred rituals. Tilleunuchs were the guards of the Prophet Muhammad’s burial chamber in Medina. In the Saudi magazine al-Yamāna published an interview with Sālim Farīd, the official in charge of the affairs of the eunuchs in Mecca, according to which 14 eunuchs still served at the sanctuary of Mecca, and 17 at the sanctuary of Medina (Shaun Marmon, Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society, OUP, New York-Oxfordp.

The item Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society, Shaun Marmon represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Brigham Young University. Shaun Marmon, Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society (Oxford University Press, ) Taisuke Mitamura (trans.

by Charles A. Pomeroy), Chinese Eunuchs: The Structure of Intimate Politics. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society (Studies in Middle Eastern History) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Beshir Agha, Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Imperial Harem. Oxford: Oneworld, Höfert, Almut, Matthew M. Mesley, and Serena Tolino, eds. Celibate and Childless Men in Power: Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World. London and New York: Routledge, Marmon, Shaun.

Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society. The Seven Books of Paulus Aegineta. Trans. Francis Adams. London: Sydenham Society. Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society. New York: Oxford University Press. Google Scholar. The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society. London: Routledge.

Google Scholar. Mitamura did mention a nineteenth-century article on Chinese eunuchs by a European named G. Carter Stent ("Chinese Eunuchs," in Journal of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, New Series No. 11, Shanghai,pp.

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Beshir Agha: chief eunuch of the Ottoman Imperial harem. Eunuchs, caliphs and sultans: a study in power relationships. Islamic homosexualities: culture, history, and literature (interesting stuff about lesbians in harems in this book) If you like historical fiction, I can recommend 2 harem.Chapter 4: "The Political Power of Eunuchs." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Thomas Laqueur.

Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, Shaun Marmon. Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society. New York: Oxford University Press, Nabil Matar.