Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia

Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia

by Robert Martin Baum, Robert M. Baum
     
 

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In this groundbreaking work, Robert Baum seeks to reconstruct the religious and social history of the Diola communities in southern Senegal during the precolonial era, when the Atlantic slave trade was at its height. Baum shows that Diola community leaders used a complex of religious shrines and priesthoods to regulate and contain the influence of the slave trade.

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In this groundbreaking work, Robert Baum seeks to reconstruct the religious and social history of the Diola communities in southern Senegal during the precolonial era, when the Atlantic slave trade was at its height. Baum shows that Diola community leaders used a complex of religious shrines and priesthoods to regulate and contain the influence of the slave trade. He demonstrates how this close involvement with the traders significantly changed Diola religious life.

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ISBN-13:
9780195123920
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

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