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Islam and tribal art in West Africa

Author: René A Bravmann
Publisher: [London], [New York] Cambridge University Press [1974]
Series: African studies series, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this interesting and original study Professor Bravmann re-examines and refutes the assumption that the aniconic attitudes of Islam, especially the prohibition of representational imagery, have had  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: René A Bravmann
ISBN: 0521201926 9780521201926 0521297915 9780521297912
OCLC Number: 949542
Description: xii, 189 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 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, 11.
Responsibility: [by] René A. Bravmann.
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