The Divine Kingship of the Aga Khan: A Study of Theocracy in East Africa

  title={The Divine Kingship of the Aga Khan: A Study of Theocracy in East Africa},
  author={H. S. Morris},
  journal={Southwestern Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={454 - 472}
  • H. Morris
  • Published 1 December 1958
  • History
  • Southwestern Journal of Anthropology
THE EAST AFRICAN TERRITORIES of Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar have a population of just over eighteen and a half million people.' Of these just under eighteen millions are Africans and some eighty-three thousand are Arabs. These latter people are Muslims and have lived in the coastal cities of East Africa and the surrounding districts for at least fifteen hundred years. Today they are no less indigenous to the country than are many of the Africans, some of whom they have converted to… 

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1948 when Professor Evans-Pritchard, in a well-known Frazer Lecture, put a respectably structural interpretation on the facts of the Shilluk case.' Divine kingship

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