Publications |

Autres publications

Hindiyya, Mystic and Criminal, 1720–1798

Hindiyya, Mystic and Criminal, 1720–1798

A Political and Religious Crisis in Lebanon

Bernard Heyberger
Trad. Renée Champion
Cambridge,  James Clarke & Co, 2013 [2001],  336 p.
Prix : 25 Livres sterling
In this compelling narrative, Bernard Heyberger relates the fascinating history of Hindiyya 'Ujaymi, a highly charismatic Levantine mystic of sinister repute. Heyberger makes a careful study of Hindiyya's life from earliest childhood, with a detailed picture of her formative years in the eighteenth-century Christian community of Aleppo, the domestic reality of which is little known, exploring the influences she would have experienced. He leads us through her spiritual development under the direction of the Jesuits, her determination to found a new religious order in Lebanon, and the tragic history of its collapse in a welter of paranoia and persecution. Heyberger also reveals the tensions and complex rivalries at play around Hindiyya between Rome, the Jesuits, and the ancient tribal alliances of the society in which she lived. He makes extensive use of a wide variety of sources, from Hindiyya's own writings to reports from her confessors and Roman inquisitors, to shed light upon the Hindiyya affair. Translated into English by Renee Champion, Hindiyya, Mystic and Criminal, 1720–1798 conveys the story of a woman of inflexible power of will and great charisma, who managed to move beyond the circumscribed world of her girlhood and realise what she believed to be her destiny. It will be of great interest to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of an intriguing passage of Lebanese history and to those interested in eighteenth-century Maronite Christianity and its complex interactions with the authority of Rome.

Pour citer ce document

, «Hindiyya, Mystic and Criminal, 1720–1798», iismm [En ligne], Publications, Autres publications,mis à jour le : 04/06/2013
,URL :

flux rss  Actualités

Cycle des Conférences publiques de l'IISMM 2019-2020

Conférence - Mardi 1 octobre 2019 - 18:30Conférences publiques de l'Institut d’études de l’Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman - Cycle 2019-2020L’Islam dans les mondialisationsLes mardis de 18h30 à 20H30 - École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Amphithéâtre François Furet, 105, Boulev (...)(...)

Lire la suite

Conférence publique de l'IISMM

Conférence - Mardi 1 octobre 2019 - 18:30 Conférence publique de l'IISMM - Cycle 2019-2020L'ISLAM DANS LES MONDIALISATIONS Mardi 1er octobre 2019 de 18h30 à 20H30 - EHESS, Amphithéâtre F. Furet, 105, bd Raspail 75006 Entrée libre sans inscription au préalable DES VOYAGEURS ORIENTAUX À PARISBerna (...)(...)

Lire la suite

Le contact entre colonisateurs européens et colonisés musulmans en Afrique de l’Ouest

Colloque - Mardi 25 juin 2019 - 09:00 Bernard Salvaing, Professeur émérite d’histoire contemporaine au CRHIA – Université de Nantes, et Bruce Hall, Professeur associé en histoire à l’Université de Berkeley – Californie, organisent un colloque sur le thème :« Le contact entre colonisateurs europé (...)(...)

Lire la suite

Plus d'actualités

Institut d’études de l’Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman
96 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris
+33(0)1 53 63 56 05

Bulletin sur Hypothèses
Page Facebook
Compte Twitter
Compte Soundcloud
Vidéos sur Canal U