Explorations in the anthropology of religion Essays in Honour of Jan van Baal

This Festschrift is dedicated to Prof. Dr. J. van Baal on the occasion of his retirement from the chair of cultural anthropology at the University of Utrecht. The essays presented here are written by fellow scholars in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of anthropology. In ord...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Beek, W. E. A. Van (Editor), Scherer, J. H. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1975, 1975
Series:Verhandelingen, Van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
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Summary:This Festschrift is dedicated to Prof. Dr. J. van Baal on the occasion of his retirement from the chair of cultural anthropology at the University of Utrecht. The essays presented here are written by fellow scholars in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of anthropology. In order to arrange the papers araund a theme that has never ceased to fascinate van Baal, we have asked the contributors to concentrate on a rel­ igious subject. Within this broad area no specific topics have been solicit­ ed, and the authors-- mainly fellow anthropologists and students of relig­ ion-- have been able to pursue their own personal interests in the articles. Nevertheless, when the papers were collected, we found it possible to group them under three headings, each of which represents a facet of ·1an Baal's enduring interests. Of course, some overlap is inevitable, as it is in any categorisation of heterogeneaus items. The topics of the three sections by no means represent an exhaustive inventory of all fields van Baal has successfully explored. The focus on religion necessarily leaves out many problems van Baal has actively occ- ied hirnself with during his many-sided career. Thus the academic stance of the Festschrift in no way pays tribute to his prolonged concern with admi
Physical Description:VI, 303 p. 6 illus online resource
ISBN:9789401749022