The Resource The Igbo-Igala borderland; : religion & social control in indigenous African colonialism, [by] Austin J. Shelton

The Igbo-Igala borderland; : religion & social control in indigenous African colonialism, [by] Austin J. Shelton

Label
The Igbo-Igala borderland; : religion & social control in indigenous African colonialism
Title
The Igbo-Igala borderland;
Title remainder
religion & social control in indigenous African colonialism
Statement of responsibility
[by] Austin J. Shelton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This ethno-historical survey of the northern Nsukka borderland examines particularly one method of African colonial control. When, in the late eighteenth century, the Igala conquered the indigenous Igbo, they gained and held social control through monopoly of certain religious positions. However, despite consciouse effort to maintain Igala religious lineages, these gradually became Igbonized. In delineating this religious-social control, Professor Shelton describes extensively border conditions and the nature of Igbo life in the Nsukka area. He dwells particularly on the Igbo religious framework which includes well-disposed, beneficient spirits called 'alusi'. The invading Igala installed their own men as priests, or 'attama' to the dangerous 'alusi' thereby becoming the sole mediators between these spirit and the Igbo
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shelton, Austin J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Igala (African people)
  • Social control
  • Ibo (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Igala (Peuple d'Afrique)
  • Contrôle social
  • Igala (African people)
  • Igbo (African people)
  • Social control
  • Ibo (volk)
  • Igala (volk)
  • Sociale structuur
  • Sociale controle
  • Religieuze aspecten
  • Religion
  • Ibo
  • Igala
Label
The Igbo-Igala borderland; : religion & social control in indigenous African colonialism, [by] Austin J. Shelton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [250]-256
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780873951821
Lccn
70141493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00198469
  • (OCoLC)ocm00198469
Label
The Igbo-Igala borderland; : religion & social control in indigenous African colonialism, [by] Austin J. Shelton
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [250]-256
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 274 pages
Isbn
9780873951821
Lccn
70141493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00198469
  • (OCoLC)ocm00198469

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