Some thoughts on the Magical Practices of the Zar along the Red Sea in the Sudan

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Abstract

Abstract 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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospitePeople of the Red Sea
Pagine157-161
Numero di pagine5
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2005

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Red Sea

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