Barbara Pawlic-Miśkiewicz, Performance of Identity of Polish Tatars: From Religious Holidays to Everyday Rituals (Berlin: Peter Lang, 2018), 287 pp., illustrations, index. ISBN 978-3-631-67280-8.

Performance of Identity of Polish Tatars presents the Tatar community in Poland from the perspective of the eponymous interdisciplinary brand of performance studies which is heavily augmented by anthropological research. The study's methodology, together with the historical background of the group and their religion are given, but its primary focus is Tatar religion-based rituals and traditions. As the oldest Muslim community in the country, the Polish Tatars base their ethnic identity on a religion that encompasses all walks of life. Nevertheless, having been separated from what could be called their religion's mainstream for so many centuries, they have incorporated in syncretic fashion elements of the traditions from the neighboring Catholic and Orthodox populations of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Author Pawlic-Miśkiewicz is upfront about her own involvement in...

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