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Microbes and other shamanic beings

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Shamanism is commonly understood through reference to spirits and souls. However, these terms were introduced by Christian missionaries as part of the colonial effort of conversion. So, rather than trying to comprehend shamanism through medieval European concepts, this book examines it through ideas that started developing in the West after encountering Amerindian shamans. Microbes and other Shamanic Beings develops three major arguments: First, since their earliest accounts Amerindian shaman...

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Published
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Reviewed (other)

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10.1007/978-3-319-71318-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Oxford college:
Somerville College
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Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Place of publication:
Cham, Switzerland
Publication date:
2018-03-10
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EISBN:
9783319713182
Source identifiers:
821053
ISBN:
9783319713175

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