Search for dissertations about: "the Babiito ideology of statecraft"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words the Babiito ideology of statecraft.

  1. 1. Origins of Kingship Traditions and Symbolism in the Great Lakes Region of Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Universitetsbiblioteket

    Author : Birgitta Farelius; Uppsala universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; interlacustrine; “the religious vision of the world”; the Creator; the first owners of the soil; the white cow; the hammer of smith ; Bigo bya Mugenyi; social stratification; the Bacwezi; the Babiito ideology of statecraft; the Bunyoro centre of creation; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology History of religion; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Religionshistoria;

    Abstract : Considering myth as the bearer of important symbolism with potentials to reveal history, this dissertation undertakes a historical interpretation of kingship traditions and/or myths in the Great Lakes region. While the historical sources describe the cultures of the peoples of the interlacustrine region, this study goes a step further to develop analytic categories using symbolism to interpret and explain the socio-political developments, which previously have been mystified and hence crystallised in theories as the well-known Hamitic theory. READ MORE