Religion and Chieftaincy in Ghana

An explanation of the persistence of a traditional political institution in West Africa

By Louise Muller

Based on extensive research in primary and secondary sources and on field research in Ghana, including more than 40 interviews, and applying her formidable expertise in African history, philosophy, historical anthropology and religious studies, Dr. Louise Muller has produced a superb analysis of the history and transformation of the roles of chieftaincy in the religious institutions, rituals and ideas among the Asante. -- David E. Skinner, Professor of History, African and Islamic Studies, Santa Clara U. (Series: Anthropology of Religion / Religionsethnologie - Vol. 2)

306 pages

Publication Date: 8/19/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903600