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Christianity, Islam, and Orisa-Religion (The Anthropology of Christianity)

With a free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's open access publishing program for monographs. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres were the source of contrasting cultural influences, notably those emanating from the world religions. However, the Yoruba not only imported Islam and Christianity but also exported their own orisa religion to the New World. Before the voluntary modern diaspora that has brought many Yoruba to Europe and the Americas, tens of thousands were sold as slaves in the New World, bringing with them the worship of the orisa. Peel offers deep insight into important contemporary themes such as religious conversion, new religious movements, relations between world religions, the conditions of religious violence, the transnational flows of contemporary religion, and the interplay between tradition and the demands of an ever-changing present. In the process, he makes a major theoretical contribution to the anthropology of world religions.

Youth and Experiences of Ageing Among Maa: Models of Society Evoked by the Maasai, Samburu, and Chamus of Kenya

Here it is argued that understanding another culture can only be approached through models derived from representations conveyed by members of that culture. The anthropologist may then elaborate these images through the choice of analytical parallels, even extending to other disciplines and personal experience. Each chapter here views Maa institutions through a different lens, exploring models relevant to a comprehensive analysis of social life.

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Travels of Richard and John Lander into the interior of Africa, for the discovery of the course and termination of the Niger From unpublished documents ... the hitherto unexplored countries of Africa

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Impressions of South Africa

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A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia; With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. Death of Abonna Salama--Sketch of his Life and Career--Grievances of Theodore against him--His Imprisonment at Magdala-- The Wallo Gallas -- Their Habits and Customs--Menilek appears with an Army in the Galla Country--His Policy-- Advice sent to him by Mr. Bassam--He invests Magdala and fires a feu-de-joie--The Queen's Behaviour--Steps taken by the Chiefs--Our Position not Improved--The Effects of Smoke on Menilek--Our Disappointment followed by Great Joy-- We receive News of the Landing of British Troops. On the 25th of October, Abouna Salama (the Bishop of Abyssinia) died after a long and painful illness. Abouna Salama was in many respects a remarkable man. Two such characters as Theodore and himself are seldom met with at the same time in those distant lands. Both ambitious, both proud, both passionate, it was inevitable that sooner or later they must come into collision, and the stronger crush the weaker. Abyssinia had been for years without a bishop. Priests could no more be consecrated, nor new churches dedicated to Christian worship, as the ark could not contain the tabot blessed by the bishop of the land. Ras Ali, although outwardly a Christian and belonging to a converted family, had still too many connections amongst the Mussulman Gallas, his true friends and supporters, to care for more than an apparent profession of the State religion, and troubled himself very little about the inconvenience to which the priesthood was subjected by the longcontinued vacancy of the bishopric. Dejatch Oubie was at that time the semi-independent ruler of Tigre. From the position of a simple governor he had gradually risen to power, and now at the head of a large army strove for the title of Ras. Though still on apparent terms of...

The Personal Life of David Livingstone... Chiefly From his Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of his Family

Lang:- eng, Pages 526. Reprinted in 2015 with the help of original edition published long back[1895]. This book is in black & white, Hardcover, sewing binding for longer life with Matt laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions.

A Social History of the American Negro, Being a History of the Negro Problem in the United States, Including a History and Study of the Republic of Liberia

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The Story of the Barbary Corsairs

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My Reminiscences Of The Anglo-boer War

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El Kab

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The War In South Africa: Its Cause & Conduct

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From Capetown To Ladysmith, An Unfinished Record Of The South African War;

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Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-1851 Volume I

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