Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity

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2.1 Types of primitivism 39
13.1 Altars with skulls and the blood of human sacrifices, Queens’ compound of the harem, Benin City 182
13.2 Covered pit into which sacrificed captives or slaves were thrown, near the Oba’s Palace, Benin City 183
13.3 Royal Ancestral Altar, with remains of animal blood sacrifice, Oba’s Palace, Benin City 187
13.4 Cast composite clay plaque on Palace wall, Oba’s Palace, Benin City 188
13.5 Group of senior town chiefs, Eghaevbo n’ore, at “Igue191
13.6 Female chorus singing and playing women’s traditional calabashes, Akpakpava Road, Benin City 193
13.7 Oba Erediauwa attending the Aruosa church at New Year 194
13.8 Visit of Lord Plymouth, Earl of Plymouth, to the Oba of Benin at the Oba’s Palace 196

Boxes
2.1 The meanings of “nature” in the history of primitivism 42
2.2 Great cultural discoveries of the nineteenth century 50

Tables
1.1 Wright’s analysis of scapegoat rituals 29
10.1 Structural contrasts in a Chimalteco creation account 153

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