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Between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries, the west central African kingdom of Kongo practiced Christianity and actively participated in the Atlantic world as an independent, cosmopolitan realm. Drawing on an expansive and largely unpublished set of objects, images, and documents, Fromont examines the advent of Kongo Christian visual culture and traces its development across four centuries marked by war, the Atlantic slave trade, and, finally, the rise of nineteenth-century European colonialism. By offering an extensive analysis of the religious, political, and artistic innovations through which the Kongo embraced Christianity, Fromont approaches the country's conversion as a dynamic process that unfolded across centuries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xiii-xx
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. 1. Sangamentos
  2. pp. 21-64
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  1. 2. Under the Sign of the Cross in the Kingdom of Kongo
  2. pp. 65-108
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  1. 3. The Fabric of Power, Wealth, and Devotion
  2. pp. 109-172
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  1. 4. Negotiating Time and Space
  2. pp. 173-214
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  1. 5. From Catholic Kingdom to the Heart of Darkness
  2. pp. 215-266
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 267-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469618739
Related ISBN
9781469618715
MARC Record
OCLC
899261580
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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