Download e-book for kindle: Ancestral Encounters in Highland Madagascar by Zoë Crossland

By Zoë Crossland

Nineteenth-century highland Madagascar used to be a spot inhabited by means of the lifeless up to the dwelling. Ghosts, ancestors and the possessed have been very important historic actors along neighborhood kings and queens, infantrymen, investors and missionaries. This booklet considers the demanding situations that such actors pose for ancient bills of the earlier and for considering questions of presence and illustration. How have been the useless made current, and the way have been they famous or now not? In getting to those multifarious encounters of the 19th century, how may well we think about the ways that our personal history-writing makes the lifeless current? To take on those questions, Zoë Crossland tells an anthropological background of highland Madagascar from a point of view rooted in archaeology and Peircean semiotics, in addition to in panorama research, oral heritage and textual sources.

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