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Author Sultanova, Razia.

Title From shamanism to Sufism : women, Islam and culture in Central Asia / Razia Sultanova.

Published London ; New York : I. B. Tauris, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.420958 SULT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 243 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-238) and index.
Contents Historical overview -- Shamanism in Nomadic culture -- Sufism in Central Asia -- Female Sufism -- Transmission of sacred knowledge in its connection to Sufi tradition -- Music and female Sufis -- Interaction of Shamanism and Sufism in Central Asian female performance -- Musical instruments and dances in female communities -- Female folk Sufism -- Female rituals -- Similar female rituals in the Turkic-speaking world (in Tatar, Azeri, Turkish, Cypriot, and Afghani traditions) -- Appendix: Femal poetry.
Summary "From shamanism to Sufism shows how women kept alive traditional Islamic religious culture in Central Asia, especially through shamanism and Sufism, even under Soviet rule when all religion was banned"--Jacket flap.
Subject Women -- Asia, Central -- Social conditions.
Women in Islam -- Asia, Central.
Islam -- Asia, Central.
Shamanism -- Asia, Central.
Sufism -- Asia, Central.
Asia, Central -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9781848853096 (hbk.)
1848853092 (hbk.)