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City of 201 Gods : Ilé-Ifè in Time, Space, and the Imagination / Jacob Olupona.

Author/Creator:
Olupona, Jacob, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (356 pages)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Ethnic groups -- Religion -- Africa.
Ethnic groups -- Africa -- Religion.
Gods, Yoruba -- History.
Religion and politics -- Nigeria.
Religions -- African influences.
Religious pluralism -- Nigeria.
Yoruba (African people) -- Religion -- Nigeria -- Ife.
Yoruba (African people) -- Nigeria -- Ife -- Religion.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
In a study that challenges familiar Western modes of thought, Jacob K. Olupona focuses on one of the most important religious centers in Africa and in the world: the Yorùbá city of Ilé-Ifè in southwest Nigeria. The spread of Yorùbá traditions in the African diaspora has come to define the cultural identity of millions of black and white people in Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the United States. Seen through the eyes of a native, this first comprehensive study of the spiritual and cultural center of the Yorùbá religion tells how the city went from great prominence to near obliteration and then rose again as a contemporary city of gods. Throughout, Olupona corroborates the indispensable linkages between religion, cosmology, migration, and kinship as espoused in the power of royal lineages, hegemonic state structure, gender, and the Yorùbá sense of place, offering the fullest portrait to date of this sacred African city.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Part I
Part II
Part III
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780520948549
OCLC:
908073439
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520948549 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.