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Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine

James Grehan


This book is a study of everyday religious culture in Syria and Palestine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (when they were part of the Ottoman Empire). It is a social history, which tries to look beyond conventional ways of thinking about religion in the Middle East. It deals with beliefs and practices that are mostly forgotten or ignored in the region today, but that once occupied the religious mainstream. Contrary to standard theories about religion in the Middle East, this book argues that members of different religious groups participated in a common, overarching religious cultur ... More

Keywords: Middle East, popular religion, Middle East religion, Ottoman history, Syria, Palestine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199373031
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Grehan, author
Portland State University