Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda
Beyond the Royal Gaze shifts the perspective from which we view early African politics by asking what Buganda, a kingdom located on the northwest shores of Lake Victoria in present-day Uganda, looked like to people who were not of the center but nevertheless became central to its functioning. Drawing on insights from a variety of disciplines—history, historical linguistics, archaeology, and anthropology—2001 IDRF Fellow Neil Kodesh argues that the domains of politics and public healing were intimately entwined in Buganda from the sixteenth through the early nineteenth centuries. Drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted throughout
Published: University of Virginia, 2010
Citation: Beyond the Royal Gaze: Clanship and Public Healing in Buganda, Kodesh, Neil (Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 2010).