The Epic Of Son-Jara / Edition 1

The Epic Of Son-Jara / Edition 1

by John William Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253207134

ISBN-13: 9780253207135

Pub. Date: 08/01/1992

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"... a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." —Journal of Religion in Africa

This 750-year-old epic celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali. It constitutes a virtual social, political, and cultural charter and embodies deep-rooted aspects of Mande cosmology. The fully annotated translation is accompanied by

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"... a major addition to the literature on oral traditions." —Journal of Religion in Africa

This 750-year-old epic celebrates the exploits of the legendary founder of the Empire of Old Mali. It constitutes a virtual social, political, and cultural charter and embodies deep-rooted aspects of Mande cosmology. The fully annotated translation is accompanied by an introduction that provides a historical and contextual framework for understanding the recitation of this African epic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253207135
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
08/01/1992
Series:
African Epic Series
Edition description:
Annotated
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
775,524
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Hero
The Bard
The Text

The Epic

Annotations

Genealogy
Bibliography

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