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Mecca: The Sacred City

Mecca: The Sacred City


作者  /  Ziauddin Sardar

出版社 / BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING

出版日期 / 2015/09/24

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$605

售價 / 9折, NT$ 545

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世界上最知名的穆斯林公共知識分子。具有開創性的伊斯蘭教作家,全書充滿機智、幽默與省思。──衛報。

Ziauddin Sardar,英國知名穆斯林作家和評論家,在旁遮普長大,一直對位於麥加大清真寺廣場中心,那座外覆黑布的大型石造建築,克爾白神廟,心存嚮往。而麥加,伊斯蘭教最神聖的城市,更讓他十分著迷。對麥加的崇敬,卻也隨著他對麥加歷史瞭解的深入,看見這城市充滿冤仇、權爭、貪欲、偏見,文章也透露出他對麥加的失望。

這座城市獨一無二,起源是一個在沙漠中的「荒蕪山谷」,卻因成為貿易城市和異軍突起,搖身一變為宗教中心,伊斯蘭教最神聖之地,在7世紀倭馬亞王朝統治之前,穆罕默德曾與基督徒、猶太教徒、拜火教徒及其他異教徒和平相處。全書文筆抒情、風趣,融合歷史、報告文學和回憶錄,從麥加反映伊斯蘭教的博大精深,揭開這個神祕所在。

Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners of the world. Yet Mecca's importance goes beyond religion. What happens in Mecca and how Muslims think about the political and cultural history of Mecca has had and continues to have a profound influence on world events to this day.

In this captivating book, Ziauddin Sardar unravels the significance of Mecca. Tracing its history, from its origins as a 'barren valley' in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious centre of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have powerfully shaped Muslim culture.

Interweaving stories of his own pilgrimages to Mecca with those of others, Sardar offers a unique insight into not just the spiritual aspects of Mecca - the passion, ecstasy and longing it evokes - but also the conflict between heritage and modernity that has characterised its history. He unpeels the physical, social and cultural dimensions that have helped transform the city and also, though accounts of such Orientalist travellers as Richard Burton and Charles Doughty, the strange fascination that Mecca has long inspired in the Western imagination. And, ultimately, he explores what this tension could mean for Mecca's future.

An illuminative, lyrical and witty blend of history, reportage and memoir, this outstanding book reflects all that is profound, enlightening and curious about one of the most important religious sites in the world.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681087328003
ISBN 13 /9781408835609
ISBN 10 /1408835606
EAN /9781408835609

頁數448
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文


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