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  Mohammedan Saints and Sanctuaries in Palestine [LIMITED EDITION OF 750 COPIES].  
  Facsimile of 1927 edition, with illustrations added.  

Author Canaan, Tewfik [Tawfiq, Taufik]
Place of Publication Jerusalem
Publication Name Ariel Publishing House
Language(s) English
RARE reprint from The Journal of the Palestine Oriental Society of a thoroughly documented study of the cults, shrines (`awlia) and sanctuaries (maqamat) of Muslim saints, a major contribution to the ethnography of Arab Palestine (especially popular Islam and popular religion in Palestine) by Tawfiq Canaan (1882-1964), a pioneering physician, ethnographer and Palestinian nationalist. Besides being a major medical researcher and the first President of the Palestine Arab Medical Association, the director of several Jerusalem area hospitals before, during, and after the 1948 war, he wrote several books and more than 50 articles on the subject of Palestinian folklore in English and German, which serve as valuable resources to researchers of Palestinian and Middle Eastern heritage. Tawfiq was also a collector of over 1,400 amulets and talismans held to have healing and protective qualities, and upon publishing analyses of these objects, and other popular folk traditions and practices, he was recognized already in his lifetime as a major ethnographer and anthropologist. Contains also a Hebrew title-page, though the book is in English. 215x140mm. VIII+331 pages. Softcover. Cover corners and edges, and spine edges and hinges rubbed. Inner cover browning. Pages slightly yellowing. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare inquiry into the folklore and beliefs of Palestinian Arabs, one of the most outstanding contributions to the ethnography of Arab Palestine, is overall in good condition.
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Catalog Index Number AR 1391 015

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