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From Abyssinia to Cairo: The Zar Ritual Complex

Hager El Hadidi

in Zar: Spirit Possession, Music, and Healing Rituals in Egypt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774166976
eISBN:
9781617978135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166976.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter traces the history and origins of zar in order to elucidate how it migrated with Abyssinian slavery in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to Egypt. It lays the basis for ... More


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