Title

Funerary Lament and the Expression of Grief in the Transforming Landscape of Luxor / ﺍﻟﻌﺪﻳﺪ ﻭﺍﻟﺘﻌﺒﻴﺮ ﻋﻦ ﺍﻷﺳﻰ ﻓﻲ ﺳﻴﺎﻕ ﺍﻷﻗﺼﺮ ﺍﻟﻤﺘﻐﻴﺮ

Program

ALIF

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http://www.jstor.org/stable/41850740

All Authors

Wickett, Elizabeth; ﻭﻳﻜﻴﺖ, إليزابيث

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

[Funerary lamentation known as cidīd has been the socially sanctioned mode for the expression of grief by women at funerals in Upper Egypt for millennia. Since the 1980s, however, some women have been more integrated into Islamic practice and lamentation proscribed by religious leaders in Luxor. With the recent destruction of their ancestral homes, women have raised their voices in lament, breaching social convention and the taboo that lamentation should not be performed without a deceased. This article examines this contextual reversal and the theme of destruction in death with reference to the traditional lament repertoire and its ancient precursors. ﻋﹸﺮﻑ العديد النسائي لآلاف السنين في الرثاء الجنائزي بوصفه التعبير المصان ﺇجتماﻋﻴﺎﹰ في ﺻﻌﻴﺪ مصر . ومنذ ثمانينيات القرن اﻟﻌﺸﺮﻳﻦ تم إدماج اﻟﻨﺴﺎﺀ في سياق ممارسات إسلامية في الأقصر يقوم دعاتها ﺑﺘﺤﺮﻳﻢ ﺍﻟﻨﻮﺍﺡ على الميت . وﻗﺪ علت أﺻﻮات النساء الأﻗﺼﺮﻳﺎﺕ نائحات عند هدم بيوتهن مع العلم أن العديد لا يكون إلا عندما ﻳﻐﻴﱢﺐ الموت ﻋﺰﻳﺰﺍﹰ . ﺗﺤﻠﻞ هذه اﻟﻤﻘﺎلة السياق المتغير وتيمة الهدم في الموت في إطار منظومة العديد التقليدية وسوابقها في مصر القديمة .]

First Page

111

Last Page

126

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