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Author Fortes, Meyer.

Title Religion, morality, and the person : essays on Tallensi religion / Meyer Fortes ; edited and with an introduction by Jack Goody
Published Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987


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Description Electronic book
xiii, 347 pages ; 23 cm
Series Essays in social anthropology
Essays in social anthropology.
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. Divination: religious premisses and logical techniques; 2. Prayer; 3. Ritual festivals and the ancestors; 4. Ancestor worship in Africa; 5. Ritual and office; 6. Totem and taboo; 7. Coping with destiny; 8. Custom and conscience; 9. The first born; 10. The concept of the person
Summary Meyer Fortes (1906-1982) was one of the foremost anthropologists of this century, who for many years worked among the Tallensi of northern Ghana. Although he published seminally important monographs on Tallensi family and kinship and on political organization, his work on their religion has hitherto remained confined to disparate journals and edited volumes. This collection brings together in one place his major writings on religion. -- Back cover
Analysis Northern Ghana Tallensi Religious beliefs - Anthropological perspectives
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011)
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 327-339
Subject Tallensi (African people) -- Religion.
Author Goody, Jack.
LC no. 87009382
ISBN 0521335051
0521336937 (paperback)
Other Titles Tallensi religion