Sunni-Shi'i Mausoleums and Saint Veneration in the Turko-Persian world

(Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia)

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Sunni-Shi'i Mausoleums and Saint Veneration in the Turko-Persian world
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"Sunni-Shi'i Mausoleums and Saint Veneration" is a three-year pilot project directed by Prof. Thierry Zarcone (GSRL/CNRS-PARIS) and Dr. Pedram Khosronejad (Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, Scotland).

This pilot project will examine the culture of saints and the mortuary culture of the Turko-Persian world in the light of cultural continuity, comparability in environment, and similarity of cultural form, with special attention given to the unique community mortuary landscapes and material cultures, and their accompanying ritual/historic topography. An overview of Turko-Persian spiritual and ritual practices and their relationship to the use of mortuary material culture and sacred sites of interment will be accompanied by a summary of the use of sacred sites by contemporary residents of Turko-Persian cities.

Each year the collaborators in this project will gather together in an international workshop to discuss their research and field work. At the end of the project, the results of these three interdisciplinary workshops will be published in an edited book.

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