Art, Innovation, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Benin

Art, Innovation, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Benin
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ISBN-13:
9780253335036
Einband:
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Erscheinungsdatum:
01.08.1999
Seiten:
194
Autor:
Paula Girshick Ben-Amos
Gewicht:
452 g
Format:
234x156x15 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Inhaltsverzeichnis
Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction The Study of 18th-Century Benin Art Kings and Chiefs in the 17th and 18th Centuries Art and Innovation in the 18th Century Obas Ewuakpe, Akenzua I and Eresoyen in 18th-Century Art and Tradition Art as Political Strategy Glossary of Names Glossary of Terms Notes Bibliography Index
Beschreibung
"Benos-Amos opens for the reader richly detailed adn nuanced vistas into the intellectual and cultural history of one of the major kingdoms of precolonial West Africa." - African Studies Review "The wealth of historiographic resources, the command of relevant literature, the ethnographic research and prudent use of oral traditions give this work a high degree of . . . intellectual excitement. . . . a landmark in the field." -Warren d'Azevedo Making use of archival and oral resources in this extensively researched book, Paula Girshick Ben-Amos questions to what extent art operates as political strategy. How do objects acquire political meaning? How does the use of art enhance and embody power and authority?
Autor
Paula Girshick Ben-Amos is Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University. She is author of The Art of Benin and co-editor (with Arnold Rubin) of The Art of Power/The Power of Art: Essays in Benin Iconology.

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