The Victim and Its Masks

The Victim and Its Masks

Author: Abdellah Hammoudi

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226315266

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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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.
The Victim and Its Masks
Language: en
Pages: 199
Authors: Abdellah Hammoudi
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-11 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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
The Theatres of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Khalid Amine, Marvin Carlson
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: Springer

Modern international studies of world theatre and drama have begun to acknowledge the Arab world only after the contributions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Within the Arab world, the contributions of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco to modern drama and to post-colonial expression remain especially neglected, a problem that this
Folklore
Language: en
Pages: 892
Authors: Thomas A. Green
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Designed for students, scholars, and general readers, this work focuses on folklore forms and methods from a cross-cultural, theoretical perspective. * Entries are cross referenced, and each includes a select bibliography to serve as a guide to in depth research
Art and Religion in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Rosalind Hackett, Rosalind I. J. Hackett
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-10-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

Annotation. Explores the interactive and interdependent relationship between art and religion in Africa, challenging Western perceptions of what is "important" in the continent's visual and performing arts. Case studies and examples reflect the geographical and gendered diversity of the arts and highlight changes imposed by Christianity, Islam, and the newer
Memory, Music, and Religion
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Earle H. Waugh
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-21 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Brings new insights to the study of the religious function of memory Why do religious communities remember some events and not others? Why do some kinds of music find a continuing place in worship while others seem to lose their appeal? Why is it that the Islamic tradition is understood