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A Pilgrimage to Lalish

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Éditeur : Royal Central Asian Society Date & Lieu : 1967, London
Préface : Pages : 92
Traduction : ISBN :
Langue : AnglaisFormat : 150x210 mm
Code FIKP : Liv. Eng. Edm. Pil. N° 2212Thème : Général

Table des Matières Introduction Identité PDF
A Pilgrimage to Lalish

A Pilgrimage to Lalish

C. J. Edmonds

Royal Asiatic Society

My first duty is to express my deep sense of gratitude for an honour as unexpected as it is highly appreciated: unexpected for obvious reasons; appreciated because it has been awarded by this Society, because it is associated with the name of Richard Burton who, ever since my youthful thoughts first tumed towards a career in Asia, has been one of my heroes and whose Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah is stili a never-ending source of instruction and delight, and because, when I look at the list of my predecessors, I feel very proud to find myself in such company.
Although I spent the greater part of my career in an Arab land, any original exploration and research that I have been able to carry out has been on its non-Arab fringes or across the border in Persia. I have to thank your President for his generous interpretation of the word ‘cognate’, and so for allowing me to choose a subject relating to the Kurds and to describe my own pilgrimage, one that involved no danger or hardship, to the Metropolitan Shrine of the Yazidis on the occasion of their great Autumn Festival.
The Yazidis and the problems of their origins ...

Table des Matières


Preface / xi

Part 1
The Autumn Festivals of the Yazîdis / 3

Part 2
The Shaykhân Memorial / 25
Commentary on the Memorial / 27
(i) The text / 27
(ii) The Princely Family / 28
(iii) Sbaykbs / 30
(iv) Pirs / 34
(v) Qawwâls / 35
(vi) Faqirs / 35
(vii) Köcbaks / 36
(viii) Bâbâ Cbâtvüsb / 37
(ix) Farrâsb / 37
(x) Rasbkân, Hö&eri and Mdsakt / 37
(xi) Alms and Endmvments / 37
(xii) Tbe Peaeock-Standards / 39
(xiii) Marriage / 39

Additional Notes
(xiv) Brothers and Sisters of the Hereafter / 40
(xv) Murahbi / 41
(xvi) Festivals / 42
(xvii) Coştum and Taboos / 43
(xviii) Baptism / 44
(xix) Karif / 45
(xx) Early legendary History / 45
(xxi) Yazid / 48
(xxii) The Sacred Books / 49

Part 3
First Visit to Shaykhân / 53
First Visit to Sinjâr / 56
Troubled Sinjâr / 59
Farewell to Sinjâr / 68
The Kermis of HâjI Muhammad / 73

Appendix I List of Tribes showing their Affiliations / 79
II List of Villages with estimated Populations / 82
III List of Shabak Villages / 87
IV The Kurdish version of the Sacred Books / 87


The Shrine of Shaykh Adî (from the South) / frontispiece

Plate I. (a) Mir Tahsin Beg and Mayan Khâtün – facing page / 14
(b) Mixed Dancing at Shaykh Adı’s

Plate I. (c) Forecourt of Shaykh Adi’s / 15
(d) The Châwüsh on the Roof

Plate II. (a) The Qabâkh / 20
(b) Bringing in the Bull

Plate II. (c) In the Market Place / 21
(d) The Auction at Shaykh Shams’s

Plate III. (a) Faqir Husayn
(b) Qawwâl and Köchak / 56
(c) Hamö Sherö
(d) Juwâna Tribesman of Sinjâr

Plate III. (e) Yazîdls of Jabal Sinjâr
(J) Mixed Dancing at Bacshiqa / 57


Liwâ of Mosul - facing page / 88

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