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The Resource The Praiseworthy One : the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic texts and images, Christiane Gruber

The Praiseworthy One : the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic texts and images, Christiane Gruber

Label
The Praiseworthy One : the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic texts and images
Title
The Praiseworthy One
Title remainder
the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic texts and images
Statement of responsibility
Christiane Gruber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of controversies over printing or displaying images of the Prophet Muhammad, Christiane Gruber's aim is to bring back into scholarly and public discussion the 'lost' history of imagining the Prophet in Islamic cultures. By studying the various verbal and visual constructions of the Prophet's character and persona over the course of more than one thousand years, Gruber seeks to correct public misconceptions and restore to Islam its rich artistic heritage, illuminating the critical role Muhammad has played in Muslim constructions of self and community at different times and in various cultural contexts. 0'The Praiseworthy One' is an exploration of the Prophet Muhammad's significance in Muslim life and thought from the beginning of Islam to today. It pays particular attention to procedures of narration, veneration, and sacralization. Gruber stresses that a fruitful approach to extant textual and visual materials is one that emphasizes the harnessing of Muhammad's persona as a larger metaphor to explain both past and present historical events, to build and delineate a sense of community, and to help individuals conceive of and communicate with the realm of the sacred. 'The Praiseworthy One' shows that Muhammad has served as a polyvalent symbol rather than a historical figure with fixed significance
Cataloging source
FHM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gruber, Christiane J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muḥammad
  • Muḥammad
  • Muḥammad
  • Literature
Label
The Praiseworthy One : the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic texts and images, Christiane Gruber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paintings of the enthroned Prophet-king -- Narrative images of the heroic Prophet -- Mystical visions of the Prophet -- Safavid paintings and a "Shi'i" Muhammad -- Ottoman Prophet-centered devotions -- The modern Muhammad
Control code
1083783078
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
x, 395 pages
Isbn
9780253025265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028928710
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083783078
Label
The Praiseworthy One : the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic texts and images, Christiane Gruber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-390) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paintings of the enthroned Prophet-king -- Narrative images of the heroic Prophet -- Mystical visions of the Prophet -- Safavid paintings and a "Shi'i" Muhammad -- Ottoman Prophet-centered devotions -- The modern Muhammad
Control code
1083783078
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
x, 395 pages
Isbn
9780253025265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028928710
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083783078

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