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Yezidi Spirits? On the question of Yezidi beliefs: A review article
Yezidi Spirits? On the question of Yezidi beliefs: A review article

Author(s): Philip G. Kreyenbroek, Khanna Omarkhali
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Customs / Folklore, Geography, Regional studies, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Sociology of Culture, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Yezidi Studies; Yezidi Holy Beings; method;

Summary/Abstract: While the Yezidi tradition undoubtedly has certain core characteristics, a more or less “logically” coherent system of beliefs is rarely described as one of these. The book under review deals with beliefs about a wide range of Yezidi “Holy Beings” and seeks to describe the “essentials” of Yezidism in this respect. This calls into question both the nature of Yezidi beliefs, and the methodological approach used here to analyse these. For the record, the authors’ views on some individual Beings will be discussed.

  • Issue Year: 4/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 197-207
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English