The widespread presence of the Zar cult in East Africa, especially in Sudan during colonial period, and its relationships with Islam is a very complex and broad subject. This short note on the Zar cult, a very specific and detailed practice, had numerous analogies not only inside colonial Sudan itself, but also in the Arabian Peninsula, in Sub-Saharan East Africa, and in some areas of southern Central Asia; within these cultural and geographical regions, apparently so far from each other, the Zar cult played a significant role in the history of the Red Sea connections and in the history of slave trade.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||People of the Red Sea|
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2005|
|Nome||Society for Arabian Studies Monographs No. 3|