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    DescriptionThe building of Egypt's High Dam in the 1960s erased innumerable historic treasures, but it also forever obliterated the ancient land of a living people, the Nubians. In 1963-64, they were removed en masse from their traditional homelands in southern Egypt and resettled elsewhere. Much of the life of old Nubia revolved around ceremonialism, and in this remarkable study, John G. Kennedy and other leading anthropologists from around the world reveal and discuss some of the most important and distinctive aspects of Nubian culture. Since its original publication, "Nubian Ceremonial Life" has become a standard text in the fields of anthropology and cultural psychology. In addition to basic ethnographic data, this groundbreaking study contains discussions on the psychology of death ceremonies, the nature of 'taboo,' and the importance of trance curing ceremonies. The book also presents information about a village of Nubians who had been resettled some thirty years earlier, thereby providing some clues regarding the possible patterns of future culture change among these recently relocated people. With a new foreword by Robert Fernea, this edition brings back into print a major work of scholarship on the unique ceremonial traditions of a changed and changing Nubian world.

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    Nubian Ceremonial Life
    Studies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by J.Gerald Kennedy, Foreword by Robert A. Fernea
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 553 g
    ISBN 13: 9789774249556
    ISBN 10: 9774249550

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC, JHMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC classification: DT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000
    DC22: 301.29623, 305.8965062
    Illustrations note
    30 b/w illustrations
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John G. Kennedy is professor emeritus of anthropology and psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Robert A. Fernea is professor emeritus of anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.