Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Nubian Ceremonial LifeStudies in Islamic Syncretism and Cultural Change$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John G. Kennedy

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9789774249556

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774249556.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use.date: 28 September 2021

Nubian Death Ceremonies

Nubian Death Ceremonies

(p.224) Chapter 11 Nubian Death Ceremonies
Nubian Ceremonial Life

John G. Kennedy

American University in Cairo Press

The death of an individual is experienced almost universally as a psychological blow to those socially near him and also constitutes a shock to the structure of social relations of which he was a part. This personal and social damage is everywhere responded to with ritual and ceremony which function to relieve the emotional tensions, anxieties, and fears of bereaved individuals, and to repair the social gap in the interpersonal network of interlocking obligations and reciprocal activity patterns. The Nubian ritual response to death has much in common with customs throughout the Middle East, yet the ceremonies have their own cultural phrasing. A description and analysis of them, which helps to fill in the picture on the ceremonialism of this group and its meaning within the total Nubian life pattern, is given in this chapter.

Keywords:   social relations, ceremony, Nubian ritual response, Middle East, Nubian life pattern

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .