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Title The Historical study of African religion. Edited by T.O. Ranger and I.N. Kimambo.

Imprint Berkeley, University of California Press, 1972.

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 Moore Stacks  BL2400 .H53 1972    Available  ---
Description ix, 307 p. maps. 26 cm.
Note Papers presented at a conference sponsored by the University of Dar es Salaam and the African Studies Center of the University of California, Los Angeles, and held in Dar es Salaam in June 1970.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents pt. 1. Methods for the reconstruction of early religious history: Archaeology, ritual and religion / Merrick Posnansky -- Language evidence and religious history / Christopher Ehret -- Myth and the history of African religion / Michael Gilsenan -- pt. 2. Cults of kingship: The history and political role of the M'Bona cult among the Mang'anja / Matthew Schoffeleers -- A history of Lozi religion to the end of the nineteenth century / Mutumba Mainga -- pt. 3. The interaction of religious and political innovation: The development of religious thought and centres among the Pare / Isaria Kimambo, C.K. Omari -- On the making of a sanctuary: being some thoughts on the history of religion in Padhola / Bethwell A. Ogot -- pt. 4. The historical study of rites of transition and of spirit possession cults: Symbolism, ritual and history: an examination of the work of Victor Turner / Aylward Shorter -- pt. 5. The nineteenth-century crisis and religious systems in East and Central Africa: Nyakyusa cults and politics in the later nineteenth-century / Marcia Wright -- Towards a history of the expansion of Islam in East Africa: the matrilineal peoples of the southern interior / Edward A. Alpers -- Kinjikitile and the ideology of Maji Maji / C.G.K. Gwassa -- pt. 6. Interactions between African religion and Christianity in the twentieth century: Missionary adaptation of African religious institutions: the Masasi case / t. O. Ranger -- The resistance of the Nyau societies to the Roman Catholic missions in colonial Malawi / Matthew Schoffeleers, Ian Linden.
Subject Africa -- Religion -- Congresses.
Afrique -- Religion -- Congrès.
Godsdiensten.
Added Author Ranger, T. O.
Kimambo, Isaria N.
Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam.
University of California, Los Angeles. African Studies Center.
ISBN 0520022068
9780520022065