By Silvio Ferrari, Andrea Benzo
Going past the extra traditional specialize in Jerusalem as a sacred position, this booklet offers felony views at the most vital sacred areas of the Mediterranean. the 1st a part of the booklet discusses the thought of sacred areas in anthropological, sociological and criminal reports and offers an outline of latest criminal techniques to the security of sacred areas which will boost and outline a brand new felony framework. the second one half introduces the which means of sacred areas in Jewish, Christian and Islamic idea and makes a speciality of the importance and function that sacred locations have within the 3 significant monotheistic religions and the way most sensible to maintain their non secular nature while designing a brand new overseas statute. the ultimate a part of the publication is a close research of the criminal prestige of key sacred areas and holy towns within the Mediterranean region and identifies a suite of felony ideas to aid a basic framework during which particular criminal measures will be carried out. The ebook concludes with an invaluable appendix for the safety of sacred locations within the Mediterranean sector. together with contributions from top legislation and faith students, this fascinating booklet should be precious to these within the fields of foreign legislations, in addition to faith and history experiences.
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Secondly, the study will ascertain whether the existing regimes present some grey areas and, if this is the case, it will deal with such specific legal problems and their consequences for peaceful relations within a certain geographic area or for international peace and security. Thirdly, this chapter will envisage possible solutions (either a single solution or different ones, given the particular problems on the ground) which may allow a holy place to maintain and develop its religious function and eventually to help pacification between different ethnic or religious groups.
Their agreement is required in the case of archaeological excavations. html> accessed 24 May 2013. 20 Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage the duties of territorial states are concerned, public authorities shall not arbitrarily prohibit the residence of foreign personnel connected with the sites. When sacred sites are shared among different communities, national authorities shall provide for arrangements whereby all members are granted equal access. Education and public speech shall be oriented towards the acknowledgement and promotion of the significance of holy sites.
21 Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler, ‘Mircea Eliade and Concepts of Holy Places in Late Antiquity’ , Archaeus. Studies in the History of Religions, 281. 22 See, for example, Jonathan Z. Smith, ‘The Wobbling Pivot’ , The Journal of Religion, 134 – reprinted in Jonathan Z. Smith, Map is not Territory: Studies in the History of Religions (Brill, 1978) 88–103; Christoph Auffarth, ‘Sind heilige Stätten transportabel? Axis mundi und soziales Gedächtnis’, in A. ), Noch eine Chance für die Religionsphänomenologie?