Christians and Chiefs in Zimbabwe

Christians and Chiefs in Zimbabwe : A Social History of the Hwesa People, 1870s-1990s

4 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$59.94

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This is the fascinating social history of a remote chiefdom in Zimbabwe. The book focuses on the religion and politics of the area, describing how the Hwesa people adapted the Christianity that the missionaries brought to found their own popular Christianity, pitted against local notions of evil. It also examines the role of the chief, challenging the idea that the they were no more than colonial stooges. Key Features *Original and perceptive writing from a prominent Africanist historian *Fresh body of new data, challenging conventional wisdomshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24mm | 596g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps,ports.
  • 0748611304
  • 9780748611300

Review quote

There are many good things about this study... Close attention is paid to the ways in which African responses to missionisation affected its nature. The past role and present significance of local chieftainship is also illuminated. There are many good things about this study... Close attention is paid to the ways in which African responses to missionisation affected its nature. The past role and present significance of local chieftainship is also illuminated.show more

Rating details

1 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X