Sufi City: Urban Design and Archetypes in Touba (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)

Sufi City: Urban Design and Archetypes in Touba (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora) (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)
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344
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1580462170
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Hyperion
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Sufi City: Urban Design and Archetypes in Touba is a geographical study of the modern Muslim holy city of Touba in Senegal, capital of the Mouride Sufi order. Touba was founded in 1887 by a Sufi shaykh in a moment of mystic illumination. Since the death of the founder in 1927, the Mouride order has designed and built the entire city. Touba is named for TA»bA?, the "Tree of Paradise" of Islamic tradition. This archetypal tree articulates Islamic conceptions of righteous life on earth, divine judgment, and access to the Hereafter; the city of Touba actualizes this spiritual construct. Important aspects of its configuration, such as the vertical and horizontal alignment of its monumental central shrine complex, its radiating avenues and encircling ring roads, and the actual trees that mark its landscape relate directly to the archetypal tree of Sufi theosophy. The relationship between the spiritual archetype and its earthly actualization as a city is explained by recourse to Sufi...

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