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By Zoë Crossland

Nineteenth-century highland Madagascar was once a spot inhabited by means of the lifeless up to the residing. Ghosts, ancestors and the possessed have been vital old actors along neighborhood kings and queens, squaddies, investors and missionaries. This ebook considers the demanding situations that such actors pose for old money owed of the prior and for wondering questions of presence and illustration. How have been the useless made current, and the way have been they famous or now not? In getting to those multifarious encounters of the 19th century, how may we give some thought to the ways that our personal history-writing makes the useless current? To take on those questions, Zoë Crossland tells an anthropological historical past of highland Madagascar from a standpoint rooted in archaeology and Peircean semiotics, in addition to in panorama learn, oral heritage and textual sources.

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