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Zulu Thought-Patterns and Symbolism - Axel-Ivar Berglund

Zulu Thought-Patterns and Symbolism

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1989
ISBN: 9780253212054
Number Of Pages: 402

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"One of the most important statements of the 'inside view' of an African religous system ever made... unique in its richness and depth." -- Victor Turner

"Zulu Thought-Patterns is a monumental research piece whose writing is admirably clear, and its documentation praiseworthy." -- Africa Today

..". unique and important... " -- International Journal of African Historical Studies

This ethnographic classic describes and analyzes the ritual cycle celebrated by Zulu kinship groups as understood and interpreted by the Zulu themselves.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE LIST OF ILLUSTRAIONS MAP CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION CHAPTER II DIVINITES CHAPTER III THE SHADES SHADE NAMES SHADE MANIFESTATIONS CHAPTER IV THE SHADES BROOD OVER MEN CHAPTER V DIVINERS-SERVANTS OF THE SHADES CHAPTER VI COMMUNION WITH THE SHADES RITUAL BEER DRINKING RITUAL KILLING ANALYSIS OF A RITUAL KILLING CHAPTER VII ANGER AND FERTILITY AS EXPRESSIONS OF POWER CHAPTER VIII RESISTING EVIL CHAPTER IX MEDICINES CHAPTER X CHAPTER XI CONCLUSION Abbreviations Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780253212054
ISBN-10: 0253212057
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 22nd October 1989
Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.0  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.64

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