EGYPT: Religion and Folk Cosmology: Scenarios of the Visible and Invisible in Rural Egypt
Hopkins, Nicholas S., The Middle East Journal
Religion and Folk Cosmology: scenarios of the visible and invisible in rural Egypt, by El-Sayed el-Aswad. Westport, CT and London, UK: Praeger, 2003. xii +177 pages. Maps. Tables. Bibl. to p. 195. Index to p. 206. $63.95.
El-Aswad's book is an expedition into a world, or perhaps more precisely a world view. This is the thought world of Egyptian peasants as articulated by themselves, and as seen in the context of more erudite versions of the same ideas on the one hand and anthropological and philosophical theory on the other. The peasants in question live in a Beheira village called el-Haddein, where the cultivated land of the Delta gives way to the desert, not far from Kom Hamada. …
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Publication information: Article title: EGYPT: Religion and Folk Cosmology: Scenarios of the Visible and Invisible in Rural Egypt. Contributors: Hopkins, Nicholas S. - Author. Journal title: The Middle East Journal. Volume: 58. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 140+. © Middle East Institute Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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