Medicinal Rule : A Historical Anthropology of Kingship in East and Central Africa

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Titre Medicinal Rule : A Historical Anthropology of Kingship in East and Central Africa
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2018
Auteur Koen Stroeken
Nombre de pages 328
Éditeur Berghahn Books
Ville New York
Oxford
Genre essai - étude
Pays d'édition Etats-Unis
Royaume-Uni
ISBN 9781785339844
Résumé/Présentation "As soon as Europeans set foot on African soil, they looked for the equivalents of their kings ? and found them. The resulting misunderstandings last until this day. Based on ethnography-driven regional comparison and a critical re-examination of classic monographs on some forty cultural groups, this volume makes the arresting claim that across equatorial Africa the model of rule has been medicine ? and not the colonizer?s despotic administrator, the missionary?s divine king, or Vansina?s big man. In a wide area populated by speakers of Bantu and other languages of the Niger-Congo cluster, both cult and dynastic clan draw on the fertility shrine, rainmaking charm and drum they inherit." (site de l'éditeur, 10.2018)
Référence complète Stroeken, Koen. Medicinal Rule : A Historical Anthropology of Kingship in East and Central Africa. New York ; Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2018, 382 p., ill. - ISBN : 978-1-78533-984-4.

Auteurs

Koen Stroeken

Nationalité : Belgique