AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Rüdiger Schott: Orakel und Opferkulte bei Völkern der westafrikanischen Savanne Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Geisteswissenschaften. Vorträge G 348

by Michael Pye

Institution: Philipps-Universität Marburg
Year: 2015
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2101011
Full text PDF: 10.17192/mjr.2000.5.3759;


The title of this published lecture barely does justice to its contents. On the one hand the publication gives a detailed account of its subject, namely oracles and sacrifices among peoples of the west African savanna, in particular among the Bulsa in northern Ghana and the Lyela in Burkina Faso. On the other hand the account is a mature reflection relating to research spread over many years and makes significant methodological points concerning participant observation.