Art

Ivan Bargna

Africa

Africa
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Does an African civilization exist? A dictionary to bring light on a subject that is becoming more and more topical as the recent opening of the marvellous Musée des Arts Premiers in Paris demonstrates

Describing the multifaceted reality of Sub-Saharan Africa isn’t surely an easy task, but the author of this book has skilfully succeeded in it by fitting the usual structure of the series to this particular theme.



A first substantial section of the volume is dedicated to the different ethnic groups and populations of the Black Continent and to their dislocation on the territory, an introduction that proves to be necessary to deal with this fascinating theme.


Dictionary entries range from Acephalous Societies to Slavery, from African Polytheism to Black Islam, from Masks to Sorcery, illustrating through a rich and original iconography usages and customs, cults, beliefs, rituals of populations whose traditions are disappearing


Format
13,5 x 20
Binding
paperback with flaps
Pages
384
Year of publication
2007
ISBN
9788837050719
Genre
Art
Publisher
Electa

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