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Victim and Its Masks: An Essay on Sacrifice and Masquerade in the Maghreb
     

Victim and Its Masks: An Essay on Sacrifice and Masquerade in the Maghreb

by Abdellah Hammoudi, Paula Wissing (Translator)
 

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226315256
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Chicago Series in Law and Society Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Abdellah Hammoudi is professor of anthropology and Near Eastern studies at Princeton University.

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