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Tarekat and tarekat teachers in Madurese society

By M.M. van Bruinessen


The tarekat, Muslim mystical brotherhoods, have played\ud an important but almost undocumented part in Madurese\ud society. The information in the pre-independence Dutch\ud literature hardly does more than mention their names\ud (Schrieke 1919, 1920), while recent ethnographic studies\ud (Jordaan 1985, Mansurnoor 1990, de Jonge 1988,\ud Touwen-Bouwsma 1988) give us no more than tantalizing\ud glimpses of the existence and possibly still increasing\ud importance of the tarekat. There is also a dearth of other\ud written sources on the subject

Topics: Letteren
Publisher: KITLV Press
Year: 1995
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