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Title:
Yezidism--its background, observances, and textual tradition
Author:
Kreyenbroek, Philip G., 1948-
ISBN:
9780773490048

9780889469761
Publication Information:
Lewiston [NY] : E. Mellen Press, c1995.
Physical Description:
xvii, 349 p. : map.l
Series:
Texts and studies in religion ; v. 62
Series Title:
Texts and studies in religion ; v. 62
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The Yezidi faith has fascinated and tantalized a number of Western scholars since the mid-19th century, but actual knowledge of the Yezidi tradition has remained relatively limited. During the late-20th century a corpus of Yezidi sacred hymns has come to light, which had previously been transmitted orally, and did not exist in written form until the late 1970s. These texts have offered a more detailed insight into the beliefs, observances, and background of the faith.


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