The Realm of a Rain Queen: A Study of the Pattern of Lovedu Society

1st Edition

E. Jensen Krige, J. D. Krige

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May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 368 Pages
ISBN 9781138589780 - CAT# K386682
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Originally published in 1943 this book discusses the life and culture of the Lovedu, a Bantu tribe in South Africa. As well as discussing the Rain-Queen, much of the book is devoted to the royal institutions; the network of links woven by kinship, marriage and marriage cattle, the legal procedure of compromise and appeasement and various aspects of magic, witchcraft and religion. Considered as a whole, the culture emerges as a structure supporting and in turns supported by the Rain-Queen.

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