Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society by Ladislav Holy
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Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society
By Ladislav Holy

Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society

The Berti of Sudan

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Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society by Ladislav Holy

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Among the Berti of Northern Darfur (Sudan), as among many Muslim societies, the formal religious practices are predominantly the concern of men, while local, unorthodox customary rituals are performed mainly by women. It is usual to dismiss such local, popular practices as pre-Islamic survivals, but Professor Holy shows that the customary rituals constitute an integral part of the religious system of the Berti. Carefully analysing the symbolic statements made in Berti rituals, Professor Holy demonstrates that the distinction between the two classes of rituals is an expression of the gender relationships characteristic of the society. He also examines the social distribution of knowledge about Islam, and explains the role of the religious schools in sustaining religious ideas. The work is not only an ethnographic study of ritual, belief and gender in an African society. It also makes a significant contribution to current anthropological discussion of the interpretation and meaning of rituals and symbols.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521394857
ISBN-10: 0521394856
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Ladislav Holy

Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society by Ladislav Holy Religion and Custom in a Muslim Society, Paperback (April 2006)

This book makes a significant contribution to current anthropological discussion of the interpretation and meaning of rituals and symbols.

Strategies and Norms in a Changing Matrilineal Society by Ladislav Holy Strategies and Norms in a Changing Matrilineal Society, Paperback (March 2006)

An analysis of changes in the kinship patterns of the Toka of South Zambia.

Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation by Ladislav Holy Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation, Paperback (August 1996)

Timely and insightful study of Czech nationalism and identity in the post-communist period.

Actions, Norms and Representations by Ladislav Holy Actions, Norms and Representations, Paperback (November 1983)

This book studies data received by the anthropologist and how it is dealt with.

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