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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Rattray, R. S. (Robert Sutherland),
Religion and art in Ashanti
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford, England: Clarendon Press. 1927. xviii, 414 p., 278
plates ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Capt. R. S. Rattray, M.B.E., B.Sc. (Oxon.)
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Religious beliefs (770);
Religious practices (780);
Ecclesiastical organization (790);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This volume, the second of Captain Rattray's three
ethnographic studies of the Ashanti, completes the general survey of religious beliefs
begun in ‘Ashant’. Detailed data are presented on the form and importance of ancestor
worship, spirits and gods, fetishes, oaths, and taboos in Ashanti religious beliefs and
practices; arts and crafts surveyed, ceremonial rites are described, and various rites of
passage, including customs related to birth, puberty, marriage, and death, are discussed
and analyzed. The chapter on cross-cousion marriages amplifies the material on this subject
presented by Rattray and L.H. Dudley Buxton in an article previously published (see
document #13). In addition to Rattray's data, this volume contains contributions from a
number of authorities as follows: C.G. Seligman, Dreams and Dream Interpretation, pp.
197-204; L.H. Dudley Buxton, The Biological Significance of Cross-Cousin Marriages in
Ashanti, pp. 332-343; Vernon Blake, The Aesthetic of Ashanti, pp. 344-381; G.T. Bennett,
Wari, pp. 382-390; R.R. Marett, Some General Aspects of the Ashanti Religion, pp.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Akan (African people)