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This comparative and historical work provides rich material on religion and disease etiologies among five African peoples (San, Maasai, Sukuma, Kongo and Yoruba) and discusses possible reasons for an important shift from spiritual beings such as deities to living humans like ‘witches’ as agents ...
J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu
This book provides significant insights into current historical and theological developments affecting independent indigenous Pentecostalism in Ghana. The information used originates from a specific African context, but serves as a window for understanding modern African Christianity.
Edited by Brad Weiss
The cumulative implications for Africans of the neoliberal processes (market speculation, shifts in sites of production, new modes of consumption, redefinition of the relation between states and their citizenry) cannot be reduced to single parameters. Three themes are central: the neoliberal ...
Edited by S.N. Eisenstadt, M. Abitbol and N. Chazan
The essays in this volume are the product of an interdisciplinary research seminar on “The Early State in Africa”, conducted during the 1979-1980 academic year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This seminar was one of a series of seminars on comparative civilizations. The participants ...
In this biography of the Khoikhoi Jan Paerl (1761-1851) light is being shed on a new form of resistance against colonial domination in Cape society. It emphasizes Khoikhoi colonial encounters and incorporates themes such as millenarian beliefs, identities, master-servant relations, indentured ...
Ethnographic archives of the missionary David Frédéric Ellenberger. Documents, ethnographic maps, notes, genealogies, articles, books, and manuscripts relating to the history of the Basuto people of Southern Africa, from early times (around the 10th-13th century) until 1854.
Advisor: R. Pankhurst
183 titles concerning Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa, and Somalia. Subjects include travel, history, literature, and linguistics (Ge'ez, or Ethiopic, Amharic, and other languages). This collection also includes manuscript catalogues and bibliographies.
The RIO Project (Reviewing the International Order) was established by the United Nations to define steps to be taken to achieve a world in which "a life of dignity and well-being becomes an inalienable birthright". Coordinated by Prof. Jan Tinbergen, the project reflects the collective thinking ...
Advisor: Peter Waterman
The materials span a 20-year period and include documents on the Nigerian Ports Authority on the Association of Nigerian Dock Labour Contractors, and on the company of W.H. Biney. The Nigerian Trade Union Tribunal of 1976 contains the word-by-word proceedings of a public inquiry concerned with ...
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