Medieval Jerusalem and Islamic Worship: Holy Places, by Amikam Elad

By Amikam Elad

This article covers the holy websites of the Muslims in Jerusalem and the cermonies and pilgrimages to those locations through the early Muslim interval. it's principally in line with fundamental Arabic assets. Emphasis is given to the works of "Literature in compliment of Jerusalem", an immense resource for the heritage and topography of town. The textual content includes a designated description of the 1st recognized advisor for the Muslim pilgrim to Jerusalem, that dates from the eleventh century, and a supplementary dialogue of the 16th-century consultant. either publications are nonetheless in manuscript and feature by no means been released.

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It is possible that some of the six Umayyad buildings discovered during the excavations south and west of the l:Iaram are those referred to in the Aphrodito Papyri. in 1935 by C. Watzinger (Denkmiiler Palestinos. II. Liepzlg. 1935. pp. 144-145). He also quotes M. Ben Dev, who holds the same view, Eretz Israel, Xl. (1973). p. 79; see also Ben Dev, Excavations. pp. 282-286; and especially, Rosen-Ayalon. The Haram, ch. 6. II Van Berchem, vol. I (Jerusalem-ville), pp. " pp. 367-372; Gil. op. , p. 109, no.

And al-Suyiiti. 22 Gil has published many other research articles on Palestine in this period; a few of his important studies are: 1) "Immigration and Pilgrimage in the Early Arab Period (634-1099)," Cathedra/or the History of Eretz Israel and Its Yishuv, vol. VIlI (1978), pp. 124-133 (in Hebrew); 2) "The Sixty. )," Shalem, Studies in the History of the Jews in Eretz Israel, vol. III (1981), pp. D. 638-1099) According to Cairo Geniza Documents and Other Sources," Journal of Near Eastern Studies, vol.

L (1991). pp. 1-21. 12 INTRODUCTION books. Yet earlier parallels to the traditions on the building of the Dome of the Rock and al-Aq~ii Mosque are found in the historical literature. They constitute an important central axis in the discussion on the Dome of the Rock and particularly on the ritual ceremonies in Jerusalem during the Umayyad period (see Chapter 2). * ... * * . This leads to the central question of the historical value of the "Literature in Praise of Jerusalem", Many researchers considered this kind of literature with great reservation, viewing it rather as a later literary type and historically unreliable.

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