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  1. 1. Origins of Kingship Traditions and Symbolism in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

    Författare :Birgitta Farelius; Tord Fornberg; Arvi Hurskainen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; interlacustrine; “the religious vision of the world”; the Creator; the first owners of the soil; the white cow; the hammer of smith ; Bigo bya Mugenyi; social stratification; the Bacwezi; the Babiito ideology of statecraft; the Bunyoro centre of creation; History of religion; Religionshistoria;

    Sammanfattning : Considering myth as the bearer of important symbolism with potentials to reveal history, this dissertation undertakes a historical interpretation of kingship traditions and/or myths in the Great Lakes region. While the historical sources describe the cultures of the peoples of the interlacustrine region, this study goes a step further to develop analytic categories using symbolism to interpret and explain the socio-political developments, which previously have been mystified and hence crystallised in theories as the well-known Hamitic theory. LÄS MER