Polygamous Ways of Life Past and Present in Africa and Europe. Polygame Lebensweisen in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart in Afrika und Europa

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Henry Kam Kah, Bea Lundt (Eds./Hg.)

ISBN 978-3-643-91142-1
Band-Nr. 6
Jahr 2020
Seiten 420
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Narrating (Hi)stories. Kultur und Geschichte in Afrika / Culture and History in Africa


Polygamy is a very complex
phenomenon with a long tradition in Africa, but also in
Europe. The anthology will contribute to the objectification
of the discussion by portraying the variety of polygamous
lifestyles showing the interconnections of family structure,
social and economic conditions, cultural representations
(especially in fictive writing and oral tradition),
spiritual meaning and religious legitimation of this way of
life between traditional belief, Christianity and Islam.
Case studies from different countries in Africa south of the
Sahara will be added by historic examples since antiquity in
Europe up to the discussion in present times.

Henry Kam Kah is an Associate Professor of
History at  University of Buea (Cameroon).

Bea Lundt is Prof. emeritus of Medieval History and
Didactics at the Europe-University Flensburg (Germany) and
Guestprofessor at the University of Education Winneba