Leo Frobenius on African History, Art, and Culture: An Anthology

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Frobenius' pivotal works on African culture represented a landmark study in ethnography. His writings, when discovered by young African intellectuals studying in Europe in the early 1900s, reverberated throughout the community of Africans in search of cultural legitimacy. Frobenius was credited with restoring Black Africa's soul and identity in the early part of the last century. His contributions and observations laid the groundwork for the concept of Negritude, an expression engendered by Frobenius' work that ...
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Overview

Frobenius' pivotal works on African culture represented a landmark study in ethnography. His writings, when discovered by young African intellectuals studying in Europe in the early 1900s, reverberated throughout the community of Africans in search of cultural legitimacy. Frobenius was credited with restoring Black Africa's soul and identity in the early part of the last century. His contributions and observations laid the groundwork for the concept of Negritude, an expression engendered by Frobenius' work that developed hand in hand with the self-determination of the Harlem Renaissance, and was advanced by Léopold Sédar Senghor, who would later serve as president of Senegal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558764262
  • Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2006
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Leo Frobenius—An Anthology

Foreword by Leopold Sedar Senghor

On the Method of Studying African Cultural History

1. The "Atlas Africanus"

2. Discussion of the Method of Cultural History

3. On the Morphological Method of Studying Cultures

4. The Nature of Culture

African Art

5. Reflections on African Art

6. Rock Art of the Saharan Atlas

7. Rock Art of the Fezzan

8. Rock Art of South Africa

African Cultures

9. African Hunters: The Mahalbi Culture

10. African Hunters: Bushmen and Hunting Spirits

11. The Civilization of the Kabyls

12. Tales from the Sudan

13. The Religion of the Yoruba

14. Zimbabwe and the Wahungwe Civilization

Editor's Postscript

Main Works of Leo Frobenius

Works on Leo Frobenius

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