The Resource Sacred performances : Islam, sexuality, and sacrifice, M.E. Combs-Schilling

Sacred performances : Islam, sexuality, and sacrifice, M.E. Combs-Schilling

Label
Sacred performances : Islam, sexuality, and sacrifice
Title
Sacred performances
Title remainder
Islam, sexuality, and sacrifice
Statement of responsibility
M.E. Combs-Schilling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Combs-Schilling illuminates the remarkable survival of one of the world's oldest monarchies, still ruling after 1200 years. The author unravels the paradox of this ancient yet progressive institution that has weathered invasion, economic collapse, and colonial assult. The pillars of stability for which political analysts typicaly search -- military strength, bureaucratic control, and commerical prosperity -- have often been absent in Morocco, sometimes for centuries. How then has the monarchy stood firm? ... Combs-Schilling argues that the answer is to be found in the distinctive forms of ritual practice developed during times of great crises. Unique among Islamic governments, the Moroccan monarchy became central to the popular celebrations of the most sacred rituals of Islam, cloaking itself in their sanctity ... The author explores the consequences of the replication and reinforcement of Morocco's national ceremonies in viallages and homes and the metaphorical equivalence thereby built. The author outlines how ritual metaphors simultaneously fuse the monarchy with the hallowed prophets of Islam and the mundane structures of family life. In elucidating the forcefulness of ritual embodiment, the book challenges anthropological theory. It demonstrates that rituals created realities by inscribing them deeply within the individual's body and mind."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Combs-Schilling, M. E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BP64.M6
LC item number
C66 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam and politics
  • Monarchy
  • Islamic marriage customs and rites
  • Sacrifice
  • Sacrifice
  • Monarquía
  • Matrimonio
  • Sacrificios
  • Sacrificios
  • Islam et politique
  • Monarchie
  • Mariage
  • Sacrifice
  • Sacrifice
  • Islam
  • Huwelijksgebruiken
  • Sacrifice
  • Monarchie
  • Rites et cérémonies du mariage islamiques
  • Sacrifice
  • Islam et politique
  • Islam
  • Morocco
  • Morocco
  • Marruecos
  • Marruecos
  • Maroc
  • Maroc
  • Maroc
  • Maroc
  • Maroc
  • Marokko
Summary URI
http://books.google.com/books?id=NygufNY43roC
Label
Sacred performances : Islam, sexuality, and sacrifice, M.E. Combs-Schilling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of Baghdad -- Essentials -- Foundations -- Historical success and crisis -- Interlude -- Cultural survival -- Twentieth-century success
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 377 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780231069755
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
89035800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20017304
  • (OCoLC)ocm20017304
Label
Sacred performances : Islam, sexuality, and sacrifice, M.E. Combs-Schilling
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of Baghdad -- Essentials -- Foundations -- Historical success and crisis -- Interlude -- Cultural survival -- Twentieth-century success
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 377 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780231069755
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
89035800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20017304
  • (OCoLC)ocm20017304

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