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African Divination Systems : Ways of Knowing
by Edited by Philip M Peek


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This volume of finely crafted case studies is also the vehicle for an important general theory of divination.... this is a book overflowing with ideas that will powerfully stimulate further research." --Journal of Ritual Studies

The essays in this collection provide a very useful overview of both the diversity of African divination systems and of recent approaches to their study." --Choice

This unique collection of essays by an exceptional international group of Africanists demonstrates the central role that divination continues to play throughout Africa in maintaining cultural systems and in guiding human action.  Read more...


 
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Overview

This volume of finely crafted case studies is also the vehicle for an important general theory of divination.... this is a book overflowing with ideas that will powerfully stimulate further research." --Journal of Ritual Studies

The essays in this collection provide a very useful overview of both the diversity of African divination systems and of recent approaches to their study." --Choice

This unique collection of essays by an exceptional international group of Africanists demonstrates the central role that divination continues to play throughout Africa in maintaining cultural systems and in guiding human action. African Divination Systems offers insights for current discussions in comparative epistemology, cross-cultural psychology, cognition studies, semiotics, ethnoscience, religious studies, and anthropology.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780253206534
  • ISBN-10: 0253206537
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publish Date: May 1991
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 9.18 x 6.11 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds

Series: African Systems of Thought

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