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The Resource The Yezidis, Eszter Spät

The Yezidis, Eszter Spät

Label
The Yezidis
Title
The Yezidis
Statement of responsibility
Eszter Spät
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Little is known about the Yezidis, an ancient and enigmatic mountain people of Kurdistan who have been unjustly labelled 'Devil-worshippers' and persecuted through the ages. Eszter Spat lived in their midst over several journeys, observing and recording their ways of life. The result is one of the first detailed surveys of Yezidi culture to appear in English." "The Yezidis' distinctive religious oral tradition incorporates motifs from Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Gnosticism. They are monotheists but revere their protector, the Peacock Angel - a being inaccurately associated with Satan by outsiders." "In Saddam Hussein's Iraq, the Yezidis' resolutely traditional culture endured radical changes including forced resettlement, geographical isolation and the political fallout from two Gulf wars. More recently, Spat shows, the pervasive influence of modern media culture is having possibly further-reaching effects. Proud to be known as 'the original Kurds', the Yezidis have also long supported the creation of an independent Kurdistan." "The author has been privileged with very rare access to some of Yezidi culture's holiest sites and rituals. Together with an insightful analysis of Yezidi practices and beliefs, Spat documents the increasing demands of modernisation on one of the oldest ethnic minorities of the Middle East, which continues to endure despite many attempts at eradication over the centuries."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spät, Eszter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1595
LC item number
.S63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yezidis
  • Kurdistan
Label
The Yezidis, Eszter Spät
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Yezidis. Geographical and historical background. Yezidi communities of northern Iraq. Communication between the communities after the establishment of the Autonomous Kurdish Region. Yezidis within the context of Kurdish society. -- 1. Religion. The Yezidi faith. Recent developments and changes. Caste system among the Yezidis. -- 2. Festivals. The autumn assembly. Other religious events. -- 3. The Second Gulf War. -- 4. After the war. End of the war. Legacy of the Saddam years
Control code
ocm58828530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
96 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780863565939
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58828530
Label
The Yezidis, Eszter Spät
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Yezidis. Geographical and historical background. Yezidi communities of northern Iraq. Communication between the communities after the establishment of the Autonomous Kurdish Region. Yezidis within the context of Kurdish society. -- 1. Religion. The Yezidi faith. Recent developments and changes. Caste system among the Yezidis. -- 2. Festivals. The autumn assembly. Other religious events. -- 3. The Second Gulf War. -- 4. After the war. End of the war. Legacy of the Saddam years
Control code
ocm58828530
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
96 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780863565939
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)58828530

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