Shrines in Africa : history, politics, and society /

Explores how African shrines, in their diverse forms, are more than just points of worship - they are powerful symbols of ethnic solidarity, group cohesion, and knowledge about the landscape. This book shows how African shrines help to define ethnic boundaries, and symbolically articulate a society&...

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Other Authors: Dawson, Allan Charles, 1973- (Editor), Sterner, Judith, 1948-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Calgary, Alberta, Canada : University of Calgary Press, [2009]
Series:Africa, missing voices series ; no. 5.
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505 0 |a Pots, stones, and potsherds : shrines in the Mandara Mountains (North Cameroon and Northeastern Nigeria) / Judith Sterner (Alberta College of Art and Design), Nicholas David (University of Calgary) -- The archaeology of shrines among the Tallensi of Northern Ghana : materiality and interpretive relevance / Timothy Insoll (University of Manchester), Benjamin Kankpeyeng (University of Ghana, Legon), Rachel MacLean (University of Manchester) -- Earth shrines and autochthony among the Konkomba of Northern Ghana / Allan Charles Dawson (McGill Unisversity/STANDD) -- Shrines and compound abandonment : ethnoarchaeological observations in Northern Ghana / Charles Mather (University of Calgary) -- Constructing ritual protection on an expanding settlement frontier : earth shrines in the Black Volta region / Carola Lentz (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz) -- Moroccan saints' shrines as systems of distributed knowledge / Doyle Hatt (University of Calgary). 
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