Empire of Religion : Imperialism and Comparative Religion. (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Empire of Religion : Imperialism and Comparative Religion.

Author: David Chidester
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How is knowledge about religion and religions produced, and how is that knowledge authenticated and circulated? David Chidester seeks to answer these questions in Empire of Religion, documenting and analyzing the emergence of a science of comparative religion in Great Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century and its complex relations to the colonial situation in southern Africa. In the process,  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Chidester
ISBN: 9780226117577 022611757X
OCLC Number: 1127449451
Description: 1 online resource (398 p.)
Contents: Preface; 1. Expanding Empire; 2. Imperial, Colonial, and Indigenous; 3. Classify and Conquer; 4. Animals and Animism; 5. Myths and Fictions; 6. Ritual and Magic; 7. Humanity and Divinity; 8. Thinking Black; 9. Spirit of Empire; 10. Enduring Empire; Notes; Index.

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"Elegantly pairing key themes and authors in each section, Chidester's lucid and powerful book will be of central importance to specialists in African religions and history and the larger genealogy Read more...

 
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