Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa

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Savage Systems examines the emergence of the concepts of "religion"and "religions" on colonial frontiers. The book offers a detailed analysis of the ways in which European travelers, missionaries, settlers, and government agents, as well as indigenous Africans, engaged in the comparison of alternative religious ways of life as one dimension of intercultural contact. Focusing primarily on ninteenth-century frontier relations, David Chidester demonstrates that the terms and conditions for comparison--including a discrouse ...

Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa 1996, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813916644

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Savage Systems: Colonialism and Comparative Religion in Southern Africa 1996, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813916675

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