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- SynopsisEach year, in a solemn Sunni Muslim feast, the Ait Mazine of northern Morocco reenact the story of Abraham as a ritual sacrifice, a symbolic observance of submission to the divine. After comes a bacchanalian masquerade which seems to violate every principle the sacrifice affirmed.,Each year, in a solemn Sunni Muslim feast, the Ait Mizane of southern Morocco reenact the story of Abraham as a ritual sacrifice, a symbolic observance of their submission to the divine. After this sober ceremony comes a bacchanalian masquerade which seems to violate every principle the sacrifice affirmed. Because of the apparent contradiction between sacrifice and masquerade, observers have described the two as entirely separate events. This book reunites them as a single ritual process within Islamic tradition.
- AuthorAbdellah Hammoudi
- Number Of Pages216 pages
- Publication Date1993-11-01
- PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
- Copyright Date1993
- Original LanguageArabic,French
- Weight15.1 Oz
- Height0.8 In.
- Width6 In.
- Length9 In.
- GroupScholarly & Professional
- Dewey Decimal394.2682970964
- Dewey Edition20
- Translated byPaula Wissing
Table Of Content
- Table Of ContentPreface to the English Edition Preface Note on Transcription Introduction I. Toward a Systematic Ethnography of the Festival 1. Colonial Anthropology on the Sacrifice and the Masquerade: In Search of a Lost Religion 2. Human Action in Its Environment: Concerning Some Structural Tensions 3. The Sacrifice 4. Narratives about Bilmawn: The Scenario 5. Bilmawn Observed: Street Theater 7. Local Exegesis II. The Sacrifice and the Masquerade Interpreted 8. Theoretical Approaches 9. Prayer and Preparation of the Victim: Ideal Community, and the Division and Hierarchy of Ritual Roles 10. The Rite and the Myth: Sense and Nonsense about the Sacrifice 11. The Masks and Their Forays: Marginality, Hyperdefinition, and the Revenge of the Son 12. On Indetermination and the Deceptions of a Second Founding Drama Notes Index
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