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Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective$
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Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780520260559

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520260559.001.0001

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Orthodox-muslim Interactions at “Mixed Shrines” in Macedonia

Orthodox-muslim Interactions at “Mixed Shrines” in Macedonia

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Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Chris Hann

Hermann Goltz

University of California Press

Throughout all but the first three centuries of its existence, Orthodox Christianity shared borders with Islam across immense stretches of territory extending at times from North Africa to the steppes of Asia. This chapter focuses on Muslim–Christian interaction in one small portion of that shared borderland, examining intercommunal interaction in the context of religious shrines used by both communities in Macedonia. This investigation of Orthodox communities in their encounters with “their other” reveals aspects of Orthodox belief and practice that are less notable in more homogeneous settings. It also, by making visible the rich diversity of interactions possible between Muslims and Christians, highlights the necessity of discarding facile generalizations about intercommunal hostilities and of instead committing ourselves to fastidious and open-minded research into the contexts that promote neighborliness, the conditions that foment antagonism, and the forces that transform one into the other.

Keywords:   Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Christians, Muslims, intercommunal interaction, religious shrines

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