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Weavers of the Songs

edited and translated by Mishael Maswari Caspi and Julia Ann Blessing
ISBN: 978-0-89410-650-7
ISBN: 978-0-89410-651-4
1991/158 pages


A collection of songs sung by Arab women, compiled by Caspi during field research in the West Bank and Israel. The songs, in English translation, are divided into three sections: bridal songs, lullabies, and lamentations. The work also includes a general introduction and a bibliography.


Mishael Maswari Caspi is visiting professor of Religion, Bates College, Maine. Julia Ann Blessing holds a masters degree in religious studies from Santa Clara University.