Columbia Univ Pr Books
Books editi da Columbia Univ Pr con argomento Funeral Rites And Ceremonies
Days of Death, Days of Life
edizioni Columbia Univ Pr collana Columbia Univ Pr (Paperback)
Kristin Norget explores the practice and meanings of death rituals in poor urban neighborhoods on the outskirts of the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork in Oaxaca City, Norget provides vivid descriptions of the Day of the Dead and other popular religious practices. She analyzes how...
Davis Erik W.
edizioni Columbia Univ Pr collana Columbia Univ Pr (Hardcover)
edizioni Columbia Univ Pr collana (Hardcover)
In his probing study of the role of death rites in the making of Islamic society, Leor Halevi imaginatively plays prescriptive texts against material culture and advances new ways of interpreting highly contested sources. His original research reveals that religious scholars of the early Islamic period produced codes...