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Islam and tribal art in West Africa

Author: René A Bravmann
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Series: African studies series, no. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fiest paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A detailed examination of the impact of Islam upon traditional art forms in African society.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René A Bravmann
ISBN: 0521297915 9780521297912 0521201926 9780521201926
OCLC Number: 17254559
Notes: First published 1974; first paperback edition 1980.
Description: xii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of maps; List of plates; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Islamisation of West Africa; 2. Muslim dogma concerning representational art; 3. The syncretic nature of Islam: the survival of traditional art forms; 4. History of the Muslim Mande in the Cercle de Bondoukoou and west central Ghana; 5. Muslim relationships with traditional art in the Cercle de Bondoukou and west central Ghana; 6. The Bedu masking tradition; 7. The Gbain masking tradition; 8. The Do masking tradition; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: African studies series, no. 11.
Responsibility: René A. Bravmann.

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