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Title:What Shall We Do with the Drunken King?
Author:Heusch, Luc de
Year:1975
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:45
Issue:4
Pages:363-372
Language:English
Geographic terms:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Zambia
Africa
Subjects:monarchy
Luba
Lunda
Kuba
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1159451
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1975-045-00-000029
Abstract:According to Evans-Pritchard religion was a phenomenon sui generis; according to the author religion is simply a particular language, a system of communication with a phantom universe, the imaginary. In this article the author demonstrates how myth and ritual, two poles of this syrabolic system, are linked in the form of a autonomous dialect, be refering to his work: Le Roi ivre (1972), whose central theme is the cycle of myths concerning The founding of the State in Central Africa: The royal ideologies of the three Luba, Lunda and Kuba kingdoms belong to a single symbolic system. Here the author takes into account the Luba and Lunda myths (the Kuba narratives are evidently further removed from the Luba-Lunda cycle), confining himself to one single level, that of symbolic code. Ref., resume en francais.
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