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Nuer prophets : a history of prophecy from the Upper Nile in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Douglas Hamilton Johnson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997, ©1994.
Series: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.; Clarendon paperbacks.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Hamilton Johnson
ISBN: 0198233671 9780198233671
OCLC Number: 40933297
Description: xx, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: PRELUDE; 1. 'The Hammer of the Kujurs': Government, Ethnography, and Nilotic Religions; 2. Deng and Aiwel: Elements of the Prophetic Idiom and Definition of the Moral Community; II: PROPHETS; 3. Ngundeng: Prophetic Inspiration on the Eastern Frontier; 4. Deng Laka: A Pragmatic Prophet; 5. Guek Ngundeng and the Minor Prophets: Divinity Dispersed; 6. Dual Diu and the Continuity of a Prophetic Tradition; 7. Prophetic Rivalries in the Western Homeland; III: PROPHECY; 8. Prophetic Traditions in Peace and War; 9. The Life of Phophecy; APPENDICES; 1. Nilotic Populations; 2. Nuer Divisions; 3. Nuer Age-Sets; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Oxford studies in social and cultural anthropology.; Clarendon paperbacks.
Responsibility: Douglas H. Johnson.

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