An outline of Dahomean Religious Belief.


Captain Sir Richard F. Burton comented “I cannot but admire the incuriousness of so many travellers who have visited Dahome and have described its Custons without an attempt to master, or at least to explain, the faith that underlines them”.The kingdom of Dahomey, as it was constituted territorially before its conquest by the French, is inhabited by the Fo-speaking people. constructed in six parts, it deals with Dahomean Beliefs concerning the creator, The great Gods, The Ancestral cults. Cult Practices. Personal Spirits and Powers. Magic and the Gbo. and much more.

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Issue number 41 of the Memoirs of the American Anthropological Association. Original printed card covers, protected with thick plastic sheets held on by a slide-on plastic spine.Size 10×7 pp77. Hinges weak, binding firm, textbkock nice and clean throughout. Some b/w illustrations of the native people and village scienes. All edges deckled no foxing or staining, a nice clean copy of a very interesting anthropological study.


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