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Title:Mandinko: the ethnography of a West African holy land
Authors:Schaffer, MattISNI
Cooper, Christine Jane
Year:1980
Pages:116
Language:English
Series:Case studies in cultural anthropology
City:New York
Publisher:Holt, Rinehart and Winston
ISBN:0030530067
Geographic terms:Senegal
Gambia
West Africa
Subjects:Islam
Manding
Abstract:Foreword by George and Louise SPINDLER. Based upon fieldwork conducted during 1972 and 1974-75 in the former Mandinka kingdom of Pakao in Senegambia. An unusual feature of Pakao is the high degree of Islamic specialization among its people. Its self-concept is that of a Muslim holy land. Five chapters describe fieldwork, the setting, social principles, history and social action. An epilogue on Mandinka democracy presents some features of the Mandinka political system. Two glossaries explain Mandinka and technical terms.
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