0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies

Not currently available

The Mask of Anarchy - The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimensions of an African Civil War (Hardcover)
The Mask of Anarchy - The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimensions of an African Civil War (Hardcover): Stephen Ellis
The Mask of Anarchy - The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimensions of an African Civil War (Hardcover): Stephen Ellis

Share your images

The Mask of Anarchy - The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimensions of an African Civil War (Hardcover)

Stephen Ellis

 (sign in to rate)

Bookmark and Share

We don't currently have any sources for this product. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

For the last decade Liberia has been one of Africa's most violent trouble spots. In 1990, when thousands of teenage fighters, including young men wearing women's clothing and bizarre objects of decoration, laid siege to the capital, the world took notice. Since then Liberia has been through devastating civil upheaval and the most feared warlord, Charles Taylor, is now president. What began as a civil conflict, has spread to other West African nations.

Western correspondents saw in the Liberian war a primeval, savage Africa-a "heart of darkness." They focused on sensational "primitive" aspects of the conflict, such as the prevalence of traditional healers and soothsayers, and shocked the international community with tales of cannibalism, especially the eating of the body parts of defeated opponents, which was widespread.

Eschewing popular stereotypes and simple explanations, Stephen Ellis traces the history of the civil war that has blighted Liberia in recent years and looks at its political, ethnic and cultural roots. He focuses on the role religion and ritual have played in shaping and intensifying this brutal war.

General

Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 1999
Authors: Stephen Ellis
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 350
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-2211-4
Barcode: 9780814722114
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Ethnic or tribal religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Ethnic or tribal religions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Ethnic or tribal religions > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Ethnic or tribal religions > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 0-8147-2211-3

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Loyalty partners