She describes how some traditions differ between the two religious communities, the Muslims and the Copts, and how some customs are shared by all EgyptiansOColike the spring festival of Shamm al-Nisim (OCysmelling the breezesOCO) that goes ...
Author: Samia Abdennour
How do Egyptian Muslims celebrate Ramadan? How do CoptsOCoEgyptian ChristiansOCocelebrate Easter? What should you expect to find on the table when invited to eat in an Egyptian home? What do you say when an Egyptian colleague sneezes? Exactly what do Egyptians do with a mortar and pestle, a sieve, and a bag of nuts seven days after the birth of a baby?Samia Abdennour, once an outsider from Palestine, now thoroughly at home in Egypt, is here to tell you all about these mattersOCoand many more. In a book that aims to introduce the unfamiliar newcomer or interested foreign reader to the hows, whats, and whys of Egyptians life, the author covers such diverse topics as birth, marriage, and death; religious festivals and fasting; food in the home and on the street; business etiquette and terms of politeness. She describes how some traditions differ between the two religious communities, the Muslims and the Copts, and how some customs are shared by all EgyptiansOColike the spring festival of Shamm al-Nisim (OCysmelling the breezesOCO) that goes back to pharaonic times.With Egyptian Customs and Festivals, you need never be at a loss in a social situation in EgyptOCoor fail to understand what your neighbors are up to. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of daily life and special occasions, this fascinating and informative book is a must-have for anyone new to Egyptian culture."
With 485 recipes and mouthwatering color photographs, this versatile guide gives users a wide array of basic meals and sumptuous dishes.
Author: Samia Abdennour
Since its original publication in 1984, Samia Abdennour's Egyptian Cooking has become a true classic. From hearty staples like foul midammis and kushari to more complex meals such as roast leg of lamb and baked stuffed fish, Egyptian Cooking runs the gamut of the national cuisine. Now, in this revised and expanded edition, Abdennour has added over eighty new recipes from all over the Middle East, including some of the most popular dishes from the Levant, the Gulf, and North Africa. With 485 recipes and mouthwatering color photographs, this versatile guide gives users a wide array of basic meals and sumptuous dishes.
Similarly, Arabic customs are different from Afghani, and the Egyptian customs are different from the Syrians. Indian Muslims, also, have different customs ...
Author: MAJDA ASAD
Publisher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Category: Fasts and feasts
INDIA IS a land of many religions. She is home to numerous communities presenting a good example of unity in diversity. Her festivals and customs give profound expression to the underlying social unity and mutual goodwill. Books on this subject have been brought out by this Department earlier also. This book on the festivals and customs of Indian Muslims is part of the same series.
Author: Mohamed Abdo MahgoubPublish On: 2017-05-11
... Folk Traditions and Customs of the Life Cycle in Egyptian Society” First - The Customs and Traditions of Pregnancy and Childbirth Second - The customs ...
Author: Mohamed Abdo Mahgoub
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
This book investigates a number of urgent issues in contemporary Egyptian society, brought to light through over fifty years of fieldwork. The subjects explored here include folk traditions and customs of the lifecycle; pregnancy and childbirth; the socialization of boys and girls; engagement and wedding ceremonies; funerary rituals and the traditions of mourning; the social stratification system and tribal relationships; and violence in contemporary societies, among others.
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Jailan Zayan, Culture Smart! Further Reading Abdennour, Samia. Egyptian Customs and Festivals.
Author: Jailan Zayan
Publisher: Bravo Limited
This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change. The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo's Tahrir Square in January 2011 became the flagship of the Arab Spring revolts. The uprising resulted in a political effervescence, with new parties, movements, and groups all jostling for space in the new political landscape. But the situation remains fluid. Free elections produced a parliament dominated by Islamists and the country's political and social identity has yet to be defined. Egypt's heady spirit of change is both rooted in and challenged by traditional and deeply conservative values. The timeless Egypt that has inspired conquerors, academics, and artists for millennia is home to 82 million people who call it Omm Eddunia, Mother of the World. It is the people who are Egypt's true wealth. They are friendly, cheerful, proud, and renowned for their sense of humor. In bringing the narrative up to date, this new edition of Culture Smart! Egypt explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life. It outlines the country's history and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibility. It explains values and attitudes, and guides you through local customs and traditions. It opens a window into the private lives of Egyptians, how they behave at home, and how they interact with foreign visitors. It offers practical advice, from how to make friends to avoiding faux pas. It sets out to make your encounter as rich as possible by taking you beyond the clichés to the real people.
The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.
Author: Rivka Ulmer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria, the divine eye. The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.
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Documents in extraordinary detail the habits, customs, art and methods of the Egyptian civilization.
Author: John Gardner Wilkinson
Documents in extraordinary detail the habits, customs, art and methods of the Egyptian civilization. Covers the arrangemnet of houses, games and amusements, music and instruments, armor, transportation, festivals, farming methods, laws and scientific knowledge.
(Anon, Easter: The Pagan Origins of Common Easter Traditions) "The egg has become a popular Easter symbol...In ancient Egypt and Persia, friends exchanged ...
Author: James Malm
An in depth study of the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread with their prophetic and spiritual meaning. Including the Egyptian Passover and the last Passover and crucifixion of Christ, the Wave Offering and the resurrection of Christ and the Feast of Unleavened Bread journey out of bondage to Satan and sin. Also includes the origin and meaning of Easter and the edict of Constantine concerning Passover/Easter.
Egyptian Customs and Festivals . AUC Press , 2007. A must - have for anyone new to Egyptian culture . Jim Antoniou . Historic Cairo : A Walk through the ...
Author: Claire E. Francy
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
The guide described by The New York Times as "indispensable," revised and updated for 2008, fills a vital niche for expatriates and Cairenes alike who need a helping hand to organize--and enjoy--the challenges of a sojourn in Cairo. The basics of daily life--finding a flat, transporting personal goods, investigating school options for children, navigating Egypt's famous bureaucracy, and the intricacies of feeding and clothing oneself and one's family from the local market--are all detailed here. Advice gathered from a wide range of Cairo insiders, both native and foreign, gives the reader a cornucopia of current facts on prices, neighborhoods, product availability, work and business opportunities, and the dizzying range of cultural and leisure pursuits that Cairo is famous for. The format of this edition addresses the needs of independently minded tourists as well as residents by the inclusion of: an A-to-Z directory of goods, services, and interests subdivided by neighborhood; a language section on the basics of Cairene Arabic; and details on shopping and sightseeing from a resident's perspective. Cairo: The Practical Guide, now in its sixteenth edition, is the key to deciphering the complexities of living, working, and enjoying life in one of the world's most exciting and dauntingly complex mega-cities.
Egyptian influences appear to have been greater on hellenistic religion than ... Their religious traditions came into frequent contact and conflict (Fraser ...
Author: Daniel Ogden
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This major addition to Blackwell?s Companions to the Ancient World series covers all aspects of religion in the ancient Greek world from the archaic, through the classical and into the Hellenistic period. Written by a panel of international experts Focuses on religious life as it was experienced by Greek men and women at different times and in different places Features major sections on local religious systems, sacred spaces and ritual, and the divine
We have here the transference of customs, but not of the concrete forms those ... And the Egyptians hold festivals not once a year, but have several, ...
Author: Jon D. Mikalson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. Using the Histories of Herodotus as well as other historical and archaeological sources, Jon Mikalson shows how the Greeks practiced their religion at this pivotal moment in their history. In the period of the invasions and the years immediately after, the Greeks--internationally, state by state, and sometimes individually--turned to their deities, using religious practices to influence, understand, and commemorate events that were threatening their very existence. Greeks prayed and sacrificed; made and fulfilled vows to the gods; consulted oracles; interpreted omens and dreams; created cults, sanctuaries, and festivals; and offered dozens of dedications to their gods and heroes--all in relation to known historical events. By portraying the human situations and historical circumstances in which Greeks practiced their religion, Mikalson advances our knowledge of the role of religion in fifth-century Greece and reveals a religious dimension of the Persian Wars that has been previously overlooked.
70) If this custom obtained among the ancient Egyptians, the transaction recorded in the text would be perfectly natural. 7. EGYPTIAN BRICKS 5:7.
Author: James Freeman
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Many students and scholars, alike, have a varietal of reference books, commentaries, dictionaries and other assorted works. Yet, for one not to have such a valuable work as this within their library, not alone never to have perused its contents is like one who drives an automobile, without a set of gauges. This work is such a highly praised and valued work because it facilitates a person’s understanding of the cultural and historical relationship behind the Biblical text. Indeed, there are scores of tomes, which are mere commentaries, yet there is no other work such as this, which provides the valuable understanding of the concept and implications regarding the ‘context’ in which the biblical works were written. This work, unlike a commentary or dictionary, explains the concept within the everyday life of the people and as the historical beginnings, providing not an opinion, but facts regarding the most difficult passages of Scripture. This work is both a historical work and an encyclopedia work combined.
According to Egyptian , Greek and Roman mythology , honey was regarded as a
gift from the gods and over the years it was credited with healing , healthgiving
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These textual images can be compared to scenes from Egyptian culture. ... Nile and its festivals, the Osiris myth, Egyptian gods, pharaohs, funeral customs, ...
Author: Isaac Kalimi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
This volume comprises fifteen essays classified in three major sections. Some of these essays raise theoretical and methodological issues while others focus on specific topics. The time span ranges from late biblical period to the present. The volume reflects the current thought of some of the major scholars in the field in various shapes and contexts as well as from a variety of perspectives: inner-biblical, qumranic, New Testament, various rabbinic literature (targumic, midrashic, halachic, and Medieval kabalistic), and some modern interpretation. The essays reflects the contemporary thought of some of the foremost scholars in the field of biblical exegesis from a variety of standpoints, move the biblical exegesis well beyond its conventional limits, and enrich the knowledge and deeper the understanding of the readers.