Kingship and State: The Buganda Dynasty / Edition 1

Kingship and State: The Buganda Dynasty / Edition 1

by Christopher Wrigley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521894352

ISBN-13: 9780521894357

Pub. Date: 05/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a study of Africa's political and religious past, Christopher Wrigley uses local traditions and comparative mythology to explore an ancient system of myth and ritual in the precolonial kingdom of Buganda, the nucleus of modern Uganda. The study includes critical assessment of oral traditions and places Buganda in a wider regional context. The book is an elegant,

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Overview

In a study of Africa's political and religious past, Christopher Wrigley uses local traditions and comparative mythology to explore an ancient system of myth and ritual in the precolonial kingdom of Buganda, the nucleus of modern Uganda. The study includes critical assessment of oral traditions and places Buganda in a wider regional context. The book is an elegant, wide-ranging and original study of one of Africa's most famous kingdoms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521894357
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/16/2002
Series:
African Studies Series, #88
Edition description:
FIRST/REPRINT
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

1. Preamble; 2. The story and its making; 3. Introduction to myth; 4. Introduction to Buganda; 5. The remoter past; 6. Genesis; 7. The cycle of the kings; 8. Fragments of history; 9. Foreign affairs; 10. The making of the state; 11. Reflections.

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