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The art of conversion : Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo

Author: Cecile Fromont
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2014.
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Between the 16th and the 19th centuries, the west central African kingdom of Kongo practised Christianity, actively participating in the Atlantic world as an independent, cosmopolitan realm on a par with European monarchies. Drawing on an expansive and largely unpublished set of objects, images, and documents, this book examines the advent of Kongo Christian visual culture, traces its development across four  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fromont, Cecile.
Art of conversion.
Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2014
(DLC) 2014034799
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cecile Fromont
ISBN: 9781469618739 1469618737 1469618729 9781469618722
OCLC Number: 899261580
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Sangamentos : performing the advent of Kongo Christianity --
Under the sign of the cross in the Kingdom of Kongo : religious conversion and visual correlation --
The fabric of power, wealth, and devotion : clothing and regalia of the Christian Kongo --
Negotiating time and space : architecture, rituals, and power in the Christian Kongo --
From Catholic kingdom to the heart of darkness : the fate of Kongo Christianity in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: Cecile Fromont.

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Meticulously researched, beautifully written, and lavishly illustrated, The Art of Conversion is one of the best books ever published about Central African religious history.--Journal of Read more...

 
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