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Converging on cannibals : terrors of slaving in Atlantic Africa, 1509-1670

Author: Jared Staller
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2019]
Series: Africa in world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Converging on Cannibals, Jared Staller demonstrates that one of the most terrifying discourses used during the era of transatlantic slaving-cannibalism-was coproduced by Europeans and Africans.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jared Staller
ISBN: 9780821423523 0821423525 9780821423530 0821423533
OCLC Number: 1031336457
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: An introduction to cannibal talk --
Angels of deliverance, 1483-ca. 1543 --
Phantoms of the Kongo, 1568-1591 --
Destroyers of Angola, 1600-1625 --
Queen of cruelty, 1629-1655 --
Preachers and publicists, 1500-ca. 1670 --
The afterlife of the Jaga.
Series Title: Africa in world history.
Responsibility: Jared Staller.

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"This is the best scholarship to date on the history and mythology of cannibalism in west central Africa...Moreover, the simplicity of Staller's prose belies the sophistication of his conceptual Read more...

 
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