Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia by Robert M. Baum

Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial Senegambia

byRobert M. Baum

Hardcover | March 1, 1999

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In this groundbreaking work, Robert Baum seeks to reconstruct the religious and social history of the Diola communities in southern Senegal during the precolonial era, when the Atlantic slave trade was at its height. Baum shows that Diola community leaders used a complex of religious shrinesand priesthoods to regulate and contain the influence of the slave trade. He demonstrates how this close involvement with the traders significantly changed Diola religious life.

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Robert M. Baum is at Harvard University.

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Title:Shrines of the Slave Trade: Diola Religion and Society in Precolonial SenegambiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.09 × 6.42 × 1.1 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195123921

ISBN - 13:9780195123920

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"[A] judicious mix of ethnographic detail and processual theory....It is odd how rare and valuable a work this is."--Religious Studies Review