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Ancestors, Power And History In Madagascar (Studies Of Religion In Africa)
The peoples of Madagascar are renowned for the prominence they give to the dead. In this edited volume, regional specialists reassess the significance of ancestors for changing relations of power, emerging identities, and local historical consciousness. Case-studies include The Royal Bath of 1817 (Pier Larson), Succession in an Urbanized Sakalava Kingdom (Lesley Sharp), Th ...more
Hardcover, 362 pages
Published May 31st 1999 by Brill
(first published January 1st 1999)
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