Red Sea Folk Beliefs: A Maritime Spirit Landscape
Northeast African Studies
Michigan State University Press
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The Red Sea brings together the coastal communities and seafarers of Africa and Arabia through a variety of folk beliefs and superstitions, which manifest something of a common tradition through time and space. This article explores a conceptual framework that might be called a “spiritscape,” an amalgam of ideas and practices that embrace multiple layers of human and nonhuman relationships and interactions within the landscape and seascape of the Red Sea world.
I would like to thank King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah; the MARESGoldenWeb Foundation; the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trust which made the study possible. I am grateful to Stephen Serels and the anonymous reviewers for their helpful suggestions which were included in this revised version.
This is the final version of the article. Available from Michigan State University Press via the link in this record.
Vol. 17 (1), pp. 131 - 162