Is the Albanian's religion really "Albanianism"? : religion and nation according to Muslim and Christian leaders in Albania / Cecilie Endresen.
- Is the Albanian's religion really "Albanianism"? : religion and nation according to Muslim and Christian leaders in Albania / Cecilie Endresen.
- Endresen, Cecilie.
- Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz Verlag, 2012, ©2012.
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- vii, 275 pages; 25 cm
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- Albanische Forschungen, 0568-8957 ; Band 31
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- Albanische Forschungen ; 31.
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- Religion and nation according to Muslim and Christian leaders in Albania
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- Background. Preface; Introduction; Albanians and the religious issue; Research questions; Overview of thesis ; Material and method; Background; Fieldwork; Presentation of primary sources : persons and institutions; Technicalities, transcription, translation, and terminology ; Theoretical framework; Introduction; The study of religion : a few notes on the discipline; Communities, identities, and boundaries as symbolic constructions; Nations as symbols, nationalism as discourse; Identities and otherness; Myths as boundary-drawing mechanisms; Summary ; Identities in context; Introduction; Communities and boundaries before Albanianism; Albanianism before 1912 : from linguistics to independence; Albanianism and the Albanian state; From totalitarianism to anarchy and integration; Summary -- Accounting for nation and religion. "The past"; Introduction; The Muslim community; The Bektashi community; The Orthodox church; The Catholic church; Selective memories and religious divisions ; "Religious tolerance"; Introduction; Conceptions of religious tolerance; On the origins of tolerance : tradition and forefathers; On Cooperation and leaders; On the theological foundations for tolerance; Religious similarities; Religious tolerance as a key symbol ; Salvation and theological differences; Introduction; Other theologies; Soteriological prospects; Religious newcomers and mission; Summary ; Religious diversity in practice : family and life rituals; Mixed marriages; Cemeteries; Summary ; Folk, faith, and fatherland; Introduction; The Muslim community; The Bektashi community; The Orthodox church; The Catholic church; Muslims and others in "Europe" and the Balkans; Summary ; Sharing the cake : space, symbols, power, and resources; Introduction; Places of worship; Public symbols and symbols in public places; Political influence and discrimination; Summary -- Myths and identities : one and many Albanianisms. Introduction ; One national community : the ambiguous Albanianist template ; Shaping the different Albanianisms; The myth of religion as apolitical; The myth of the Albanians' religious core; The myth of religious tolerance; The myth of provenance; The antemurale myth; The Skanderbeg myth ; Continuity and change ; Conspiracies and suffering ; The past as a moral template ; Rivalry and proximity ; Albanianism reconstructed ; Towards a new civil religion? ; Summary -- Epilogue : religion, nation, and Albanianism. Introduction ; The Copernican turn of Albanianism ; Overview of thesis ; The symbolic construction of community ; Othering, enemy images, and conspiracy theories -- Bibliography. Primary sources ; Secondary sources. -- Index.
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