Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 1 Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa
by Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff
University of Chicago Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-226-11441-5 | Paper: 978-0-226-11442-2 | Electronic: 978-0-226-11447-7
ABOUT THIS BOOKTABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS BOOK

"Defining their enterprise as more in the direction of poetics than of prosaics, the Comaroffs free themselves to analyze a vivid series of images and events as objects of analysis. These they mine for clues to the 19th-century contents of the British imagination and of Tswana minds. They are themselves imagining the imagination of others, and they do the job with characteristic aplomb....The first volume creates an appetite for the second."—Sally Falk Moore, American Anthropologist

TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Illustrations

Preface

Chronology

One: Introduction

Two: British Beginnings: Spirits of an Age, Signs of the Times

Three: Africa Observed: Discourses of the Imperial Imagination

Four: African Worlds: Economy, Culture, and Society, circa 1800-1830

Five: Through the Looking Glass: Heroic Journeys, First Encounters

Six: Conversion and Conversation, Narrative, Form, and Consciousness

Seven: Secular Power, Sacred Authority: The Politics of the Mission

Eight: Conlcusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index