Encyclopedia of Sacred Places, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, Sep 13, 2011 - Religion - 681 pages
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As interest increases in the role of world religions in history and international affairs, the new edition of Encyclopedia of Sacred Places—which arrives 15 years after the publication of the original edition—provides new and updated information on site-specific religious practice and spiritually significant locations around the globe.

While many of the entries describe specific places, like the Erawan Shrine and the Rock of Cashel, others examine types of sacred sites, pilgrimages, and practices. With articles that describe both the places and their associated traditions and history, this reference book reveals the enormous diversity and cultural significance of religious practice worldwide. For students and teachers of classes ranging from high school geography to university-level courses in religious studies, geography, anthropology, and sociology, this book provides essential reference on places of great significance to the world's various faith traditions.

  

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Contents

Volume 2
iii
Sacred Sites Listed by Religious Tradition
631
Entries Listed by Country
639
Entries on the UNESCO World Heritage List
647
Glossary
651
Further Reference Works
661
Illustration Credits
665
Index
671
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Norbert C. Brockman, S.M., Ph.D., is Coordinator of International Relations and Professor at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. He has taught in various institutions in the United States, Kenya, and Canada; has written numerous articles in history and political science; and is the author
of An African Biographical Dictionary.

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