A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria are exceptional for the copresence among them of three religious traditions: Islam, Christianity, and the indigenous orisa religion. In this comparative study, at once historical and anthropological, Peel explores the intertwined character of the three religions and the dense imbrication of religion in all aspects of Yoruba history up to the present. For over 400 years, the Yoruba have straddled two geocultural spheres: one reaching north over the Sahara to the world of Islam, the other linking them to the Euro-American world via the Atlantic. These two external spheres we...
Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 312 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2019 onward PDT/PST
In this brief introduction to the subject of Egyptian Mythology the author has given a lot of thought to the context of the subject. This makes it an easy read. There is a useful Historical Timeline which allows the reader to follow the complexities of Egyptian history and locate the mythology within the development of the country.
Inside you will read about...
✓ A Timeline for Ancient Egypt
✓ Historical Egypt
✓ The Myth Of Creation
✓ The Pantheon Of Gods
✓ Mythology In Day To Day Ancient Egypt
✓ The Central Role Of The Temple And Some Temple Rituals
✓ Sources Of The History Of Egyptian Mythology
✓ The Underworld And Life After Death
✓ Pyramids And Their Locations
Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 40 pages
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Boer WarsAs General Patton once said, “The Boers? Those sons of bitches fight for the hell of it."The reputation of the Boer is not entirely unearned. At a time when South Africa was a place inhabited by the toughest of men, only those who lived in the saddle with a gun in their hands could possibly survive.Inside you will read about...✓ The Creation of the Boer✓ Growing Tensions✓ Colley Steps In✓ The End of the First War✓ The Jameson Raid✓ Stage One: The Boer Offensive✓ Stage Two: The Empire Strikes Back✓ Stage Three: Scorched Earth✓ The End of the BoerWho were the Boers, and what was the conflict that would lead them into a fight to the death with England in the First and Second Anglo-Boer wars? Was this a colonial uprising? Or a freedom-fight gone horribly wrong?...
Genre: History, Africa, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 51 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2019 onward PDT/PST
Genre: History, Africa, Americas, United States, Nonfiction
Size: 248 pages
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This open access book investigates psychiatry in Uganda during the years of decolonisation. It examines the challenges facing a new generation of psychiatrists as they took over responsibility for psychiatry at the end of empire, and explores the ways psychiatric practices were tied to shifting political and development priorities, periods of instability, and a broader context of transnational and international exchange. At its heart is a question that has concerned psychiatrists globally since the mid-twentieth century: how to bridge the social and cultural gap between psychiatry and its patients? Bringing together archival research with oral histories, Yolana Pringle traces how this question came to dominate both national and international discussions on mental health care reform, includ...
Genre: History, Africa, Historical Study, World, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Nonfiction, Science & Math
Size: 259 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 January 2019 onward PDT/PST
Sepia-tinted photos from over 50 years ago show striking facial tattoos of women from indigenous populations in Algeria. But documentation of these women has faded like the aged photographs. In Algeria today the actual practice of facial tattooing is disappearing along with the older generation. One particular indigenous group losing this cultural marker is the Chaouia of the Aur...
Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2019 onward PDT/PST
Enjoy Captivating Stories of the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and MortalsFrom what we know of history, Egypt, along with Sumer, were the foundations of civilization. The Fertile Crescent, which stretched from the Nile Valley to the twin rivers in Mesopotamia, gave us our earliest glimpse of organized man. But organized how? For one, both locations gave us writing—hieroglyphics in Egypt and cuneiform in Sumer. There is still some debate about who was first.In this book, we will start by looking at the gods and goddesses of Kemet—Ancient Egypt. Then, we will turn our attention to the monsters which likely gave them nightmares and humbled them in their quest to bring order to the world around them.Finally, we will look at the mortals which shaped their civilization and made Egypt the bedroc...
Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 80 pages
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Genre: History, Africa, Historical Study, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Religion & Spirituality, Islam
Size: 105 pages
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