Historical dictionary of the Druzes by Samy S. Swayd

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Published by Scarecrow Press, Inc. in Lanham, Md .

Written in English

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  • Druzes -- History -- Dictionaries.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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StatementSamy Swayd.
GenreDictionaries.
SeriesHistorical dictionaries of people and cultures ;, no. 3
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL1695 .S93 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3407189M
ISBN 100810853329
LC Control Number2005022963

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Therefore, not much is known by outsiders about the Druzes. This dictionary provides nearly one thousand concise and informative cross-referenced A to Z entries on religious, political, and cultural themes, as well as entries on a number of major families and individuals (artists, writers, diplomats, and leaders) who have contributed to the Druze : Samy S.

Swayd. : Historical Dictionary of the Druzes (Historical Dictionaries of Peoples and Cultures) (): Swayd, Samy: Books5/5(1). Druzes have played a major role in the history of the Middle East and often been misunderstood by neighbors and outsiders because of their esoteric religious doctrine, the secretive nature that.

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Swayd: Edition. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Druzes covers their history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

The dictionary section has over cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.3/5(2). Historical Dictionary of the Druzes contains nearly 1, concise and informative entries on religious, political, and cultural themes, as well as major families and individuals (artists, writers, diplomats, and leaders) who have contributed to Druze communities.

Historical Dictionary Of The Druzes by Samy S. Swayd, Historical Dictionary Of The Druzes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Historical Dictionary Of The Druzes books, The Druzes are one of the smallest, least studied, and most esoteric religious communities in the Middle East because of the teachings' inaccessibility to both outsiders and uninitiated members within the Druze community.

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Find books. The Druze (/ d r uː z /; Arabic: درزي ‎ darzī or durzī, plural دروز durūz; Hebrew: דְּרוּזִי ‎ drūzī plural דְּרוּזִים ‎, druzim) are an Arabic-speaking esoteric ethnoreligious group originating in Western Asia who self-identify as The People of Monotheism (Al-Muwaḥḥidūn).

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Click Get Books for free books. Historical Dictionary. Buy the Kobo ebook Book Historical Dictionary of the Druzes by atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Samy S. Swayd – Historical Dictionary of the Druzes (Historical Dictionaries of Peoples and Cultures) | ISBN: | English | pages | PDF | MB The Druzes are one of the smallest, least studied, and most esoteric religious communities in the Middle East.

DRUZE. title Druze ( ī; pl. Dur ū z) was given to the community by outsiders who derived it from the name of Mu ḥ ammad ibn Ism ā ʿ ī l al-Daraz ī (d.

Al-Daraz ī is considered by Druzes to be the "deviate" or "great heretic." Druzes refer to themselves as Muwwa ḥ ḥ id ū n (Unitarians) or Ahl al-Taw ḥ ī d (the People of Unitarianism).

In addition to. The historical and political role played by the Druze population in the Levant, a community shrouded in much secrecy and misinformation, despite centuries of persecution and oppression by much larger religious faiths, has greatly exceeded their sheer size and number of followers.

Christianity and Druze are Abrahamic religions that share a historical traditional connection with some major theological differences. The two faiths share a common place of origin in the Middle East, and consider themselves to be monotheistic.

Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Its adherents, known as Christians, believe that Jesus is the. This book has 71 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in Description.

Two Historical Fossils:—The Druzes of Syria and the Samaritans of Palestine are two unique communities not to be found elsewhere in the whole world.

Like social fossils in an alien environment, these two peoples have survived for hundreds of years in. Hitti’s book deserves attention because it was the most prominent resource on Druze history for decades and reveals the sorts of prejudices that outsiders had about their customs.

For most of the twentieth century, Philip Hitti’s book stood as the major scholarly touchstone work on the history of the Druze/5(6). Druze definition, a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Ismaʿili Shiʿism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of.

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Druze, also spelled Druse, Arabic plural Durūz, singular Darazi, small Middle Eastern religious sect characterized by an eclectic system of doctrines and by a cohesion and loyalty among its members (at times politically significant) that have enabled them to maintain for centuries their close-knit identity and distinctive Druze numbered more than 1, in the early 21st century.

Druze synonyms, Druze pronunciation, Druze translation, English dictionary definition of Druze. also Druse n. A member of a monotheistic religious community living primarily in Syria, Israel, and Lebanon whose beliefs include faith in al-Hakim, an.

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A History of the Druzes begins with an introduction to the early history of the Druzes, focusing on the religious, political, and social features that fostered the Druze community as a religious minority with its own particular characteristics, facilitating an understanding of the Druzes two examines the period of decline of the Druzes in Lebanon and the emergence of their new.

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The Druze community, more correctly known as the Muwahideen, number close toin Israel. They live primarily in the Galilee and the Golan Heights, and are classified as a separate religious group, with their own courts and their own jurisdiction in matters such as marriage, divorce, and adoption.

The Druze religion has its roots in Islam, but although some members consider themselves. Druze woman wearing a tantour during the s (Public Domain) Our findings explain a 1,year saga of two people living side by side in these lands.

And as the Ashkenazic Jews moved northward into the Khazarian Empire, the Druze moved southwards to Palestine – only for both people to reunite hundreds of years although by that time, neither one recalled their common roots.

History definition, the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. See more. noun Druze, Druzes, Druses A member of a political and religious sect of Islamic origin, living chiefly in Lebanon and Syria.

The Druze broke away from the Ismaili Muslims in the 11th century; they are regarded as heretical by the Muslim community at large. History. The Druze faith is a monotheistic Abrahamic religion that is a gnostic offshoot and Neoplatonist sect of Isma'ilism, a branch of Shia Druze self-identify as an independent faith separate from Islam.

The Druze follow a batini or esoteric interpretation of the Five Pillars of modern scholars [citation needed] and the Amman Message identify them as Muslims. You can see how Druze families moved over time by selecting different census years.

The Druze family name was found in the USA in In there was 1 Druze family living in Connecticut. This was % of all the recorded Druze's in the USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Druze. While Druze themselves concede that their leader was eccentric, they find that to be further proof of his divine nature.

Al-Hakim disappeared around and his apostle Hamzah ibn Ali ibn Ahmad took over, laying out the formal foundations of the religion. Druze have a history of publicly adopting other religions, but secretly practicing their own. The Druze (Muwahhidun) By: Hammud Quteish.

The Druze (Tawhid, Muwahhidun - meaning believers in unity or one-ness) are of Arab, Yemeni and Hijazi stock. They migrated in the wake of the collapse of the Ma`rib dam to Hira in Iraq, and thereafter to Greater Syria.

Druzes believe that both the Bible and the Qur'an have esoteric meanings in addition to the exoteric or literal ones. Moreover, Druzes also believe that above these two levels of meaning there is "the esoteric of the esoteric." In Druze faith, there are prophets, helpers, and luminaries.

Druze (not comparable) Of, relating to, or to this religious community. References "The judges were very surprised when they found out I was Druze," she told Sonia Verma in The Times. — People, The Week, Issuepage Druze men shouted insults when she walked down the street. — People, The Week, Issuepage   For the first time in history, the Other Israel Film Festival will be presenting four events relating to the Druze Culture, right here in New York City.

For those not familiar, Druze is a secret religion separate, yet an offshoot of Islam. The Druze live in the Middle East and tend to.

Druze definition: also Druse nounA member of a monotheistic religious community living primarily in Syria, Israel, and Lebanon whose beliefs include faith in al-Hakim (), an Ismaili caliph, as the embodiment of of DruzeArabic Du.

a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Isma&ain;ili Shi&ain;ism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of souls and the ultimate perfection of.

Druzes synonyms, Druzes pronunciation, Druzes translation, English dictionary definition of Druzes. also Druse n. A member of a monotheistic religious community living primarily in Syria, Israel, and Lebanon whose beliefs include faith in al-Hakim, an.

Numbering aboutthe Druzes are a small religious sect whose adherents live primarily in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and Jordan. More than half of them live in Syria, and about one third live in Lebanon. (See also Lebanon, “History.”) Because of their belief in Allah as the one God, the Druzes are often considered an Islamic group.

Druze: 1 n an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God “a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives” Synonyms: Druse Type of: adherent, disciple someone who.A book on witchcraft at the dawn of the new century?

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