Title Lugbara Religion: Ritual and Authority Among an East African People - Signed
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition good +
Edition Later printing
Publisher London International African Institute/Oxford 1971
Seller ID 1163
Middleton, John. Lugbara Religion: Ritual and Authority Among an East African People. London: International African Institute/Oxford University Press, 1971, fourth printing (originally published in 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 14.5cm by 22cm, viii  275 pp., fold-out genealogy chart at back. Red cloth with bright gilt spine titles. Book is near fine, jacket is good with chips at the head of the spine panel and a few small tears and creases. Signed twice by the author on the ffep and title page (no inscription). From the front flap: “The Lugbara are an African people [mainly in the West Nile region of Uganda and in the adjoining area of the Democratic Republic of Congo] in whose society formal political authority and sanctions are almost completely lacking. There are neither kings nor indigenous chiefs, and holders of what authority there is are merely the senior men of families. The Lugbara sacrifice to their ancestors, and in this book the author shows how the significance of their beliefs and rituals may be understood only within the context of a struggle for power between family heads and their dependents…” Dust jacket present.