xvi, 229 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction to the Bisha'h ceremony 2. The Mubasha''s family, Khams (co-liable group), and family traditions 3. A review of trials by ordeal throughout history 4. Introduction to case histories 5. Theft, drugs and property damage cases 5. Murder and manslaughter cases 6. Illicit sexual relations and rape cases 7. Marbut cases (inability of the groom to perform on his wedding night) 8. Charms, witchcraft, and healing ceremonies 9. Concluding remarks Appendix I: Bisha'h ceremony reports Appendix II: Notes distributed during Bisha'h ceremonies Appendix III: Police and court letters to the Mubasha' requesting performance of the Bisha'h Appendix IV: Newspaper references Appendix V: Summary Table of Bisha'h ceremonies.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KQ9000.B44 G56 2009
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