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Author Waugh, Earle H., 1936-

Title Memory, music, and religion : Morocco's mystical chanters / Earle H. Waugh.

Published Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 2005.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  297.40964 WAUG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in comparative religion
Studies in comparative religion (Columbia, S.C.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references(p. [235]-250) and index.
Contents 1. Examining foundations : the formation of the Islamic chanter tradition -- 2. The Islamic engagement with memory : remembrances as a way of knowing -- 3. The chanter's religious scripts : the transformation of memory's heritage -- 4. The chanter's classical text : tools for the master of memory -- 5. Alternative and visionary pasts : the impact of other memories -- 6. Remembered sacred sounds : the music of the Munshidun -- 7. The contemporary Munshid : between memory and attestation -- 8. The Munshidun, memory, and religion.
Summary "Why do religious communities remember some events and not others? Why do some kinds of music find a continuing place in worship while others seem to lose their appeal? Why is it that the Islamic tradition is understood so narrowly, even by some Muslims, when in fact it has a broadly textured history of belief and practice? In Memory, Music, and Religion, Earle H. Waugh addresses such probing questions while exploring a rich vein of Islam in Morocco - the mystical chanters. In this book, a detailed study of the interplay between memory, music, and religion, Waugh opens new areas of thought, particularly regarding a theme that cuts across religious traditions: the role of memory in religious formation."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Music -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Singing -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Memory -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Sufism -- Morocco.
Dervishes -- Morocco.
Sufism -- Rituals.
ISBN 1570035679 (cloth : alk. paper)