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African divination across time and space : the typology , intercontinental connections , prehistory , and intercultural epistemology of sub-Saharan mantics

@inproceedings{Binsbergen2008AfricanDA,
  title={African divination across time and space : the typology , intercontinental connections , prehistory , and intercultural epistemology of sub-Saharan mantics},
  author={W. V. Binsbergen},
  year={2008}
}
The argument first dwells on the typology of African divination systems, with special emphasis on the forms and socio-cultural contexts (regionally, intercontinentally, and from a long-range historical perspective) of the Southern African four-tablet system as a major representative of the widespread family of geomantic divination systems. In the process, we will identify some of the most striking structural characteristics of sub-Saharan African mantics: their institutionalisation, boundary… Expand

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