Savage Systems Examines The Emergence Of The Concepts Of Religion And Religions On Colonial Frontiers The Book Offers A Detailed Analysis Of The Ways In Which European Travelers, Missionaries, Settlers, And Government Agents, As Well As Indigenous Africans, Engaged In The Comparison Of Alternative Religious Ways Of Life As One Dimension Of Intercultural Contact Focusing Primarily On Ninteenth Century Frontier Relations, David Chidester Demonstrates That The Terms And Conditions For Comparison Including A Discrouse About Otherness That Were Established During This Period Still Remains.A Volume In The Series Studies In Religion And Culture Although the last few pages of this book retreat into a defense of comparative religious analysis, the bulk of its argument and its source material point out the real flaws underwriting such conceptions Chid ester s historical documentation is various and resourceful The book is well written
I LOVED this one Its a well researched, thought out account of the evolution of colonization in South Africa from fronterialist research, to imperialism, and eventually apartheid.
- 324 pages
- Savage Systems
- David Chidester
- 06 April 2017 David Chidester