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The book, the wilderness, and the family: Islamic doctrine and African practice

Felicitas Becker

in Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264270
eISBN:
9780191734182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264270.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The renegotiation of relationships of dependency within households and families in which Muslim teachings became implicated took place amid the consolidation of the political practice that is termed ... More


The Jeje Contribution to the Institutionalization of Candomblé in the Nineteenth Century

Luis Nicolau Parés

in The Formation of Candomblé: Vodun History and Ritual in Brazil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610924
eISBN:
9781469612638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610924.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores how a network of religious congregations emerged in nineteenth-century Bahia and examines their social interactions. Until recently, the history of African religious practices ... More


African Cuban Sacred Traditions and the Making of an Insurgency

Aisha K. Finch

in Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622347
eISBN:
9781469622361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622347.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the ways a range of African spiritual practices became the lynchpins in a sacred insurgent geography of 1844. This cultural architecture, particularly through amulets and ... More


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