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Roberts, Allen F. 1945-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 308 publications in 3 languages and 4,746 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Literature  Academic theses  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Translator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: N7391.65, 704.9460967
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Most widely held works about Allen F Roberts
 
Most widely held works by Allen F Roberts
A dance of assassins : performing early colonial hegemony in the Congo by Allen F Roberts( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Dance of Assassins presents the competing histories of how Congolese Chief Lusinga and Belgian Lieutenant Storms engaged in a deadly clash while striving to establish hegemony along the southwestern shores of Lake Tanganyika in the 1880s. While Lusinga participated in the east African slave trade, Storms' secret mandate was to meet Henry Stanley's eastward march and trace "a white line across the Dark Continent" to legitimize King Leopold's audacious claim to the Congo. Confrontation was inevitable, and Lusinga lost his head. His skull became the subject of a sinister evolutionary treatise, while his ancestral figure is now considered a treasure of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. Allen F. Roberts reveals the theatricality of early colonial encounter and how it continues to influence Congolese and Belgian understandings of history today."--Publisher's website
Animals in African art : from the familiar to the marvelous by Allen F Roberts( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal images are so common in African art, and their meanings and purposes assumed to be so obvious, that they are taken for granted. Indeed, Animals in African Art is the first major book wholly dedicated to the subject. Once the animals in African art are looked at more closely, important questions arise. Why is it that from the astounding diversity of life-forms in Africa, so very few animals are chosen as subjects of visual and performative arts? Why are the animals that do appear repeatedly in African art so often so downright peculiar - even preposterous? And why do zoomorphic masks, figures, and other objects almost always refer to human being and purpose? In other words, why and how are animals such a useful, if purposefully distorting mirror of humanity? What does it mean to "become" a hyena or an eland by donning a mask or entering a trance? Indeed, what does it mean to be "human" or "animal," in the first place? Answers to such questions are by no means as readily forthcoming as one might assume. To understand why and how some animals are so "good to think" (as well as good to eat) requires wending one's way along the sinuous paths of African logics. Emphasis is placed on the plural of this last word, for African systems of thought differ from one ethnic group to another, and often within each culture, from one interpreter to another. Different sense is also attributed to a given animal symbol by the same people through the course of time. There is certainly no easy explanation of why animals like snakes and penguins appear over and over again in the art of many peoples across the African continent, while others like rhinos, zebras, and giraffes rarely if ever do. Animals in African Art is a celebration of African cultural diversity, then, as well as the brilliance with which ideas are given form through plastic and performative arts
Luba by Mary Nooter Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history, culture, and contemporary life of the Luba people of Zaire
Memory : Luba art and the making of history by S. Terry Childs( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory and history are always in tension, as people selectively choose memories to make histories that "prove" the legitimacy of their claims to power, prestige, and prerogative. If many African groups have created visual arts to assist in this process, Luba peoples of southeastern Zaire have done so brilliantly, with a stunning array of mnemonic devices ranging from memory boards to beaded emblems, wooden figures to body arts, ornamented staffs and axes to divination devices. The sculpted narratives of these objects and art forms are esoteric, and must be "read" by "men of memory" who have learned their precious skills through initiation to the Mbudye Society. Luba kings, royal titleholders, and outlying chiefs turn to them to interpret the mapped details of origin myths, protocol and prohibitions of the royal court, and other deeply encoded information. The Luba kingdoms are among the most important in central Africa, whose refined royal arts have influenced people hundreds of miles beyond their own Heartland. Luba have an ancient heritage as well, that archaeologists trace back over one thousand years. Although Luba arts are well known for their astounding beauty, Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History is the first study of their intellectual complexity, aesthetic impact, and social contexts
A saint in the city : Sufi arts of urban Senegal by Allen F Roberts( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shape of belief : African art from the Dr. Michael R. Heide collection by Mary Nooter Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Website for an exhibition at the deYoung Museum, including images. "In this memorial exhibition our museum honors and celebrates the accomplishments of Dr. Michael R. Heide, who tragically died of the AIDS virus in 1993"--Opening screen
A sense of wonder : African art from the Faletti family collection by Mary Nooter Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malaysia by Allen F Roberts( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the geography, history, government, people, and culture of Malaysia
Robert Francis Kennedy : biography of a compulsive politician by Allen F Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tabwa : the rising of a new moon, a century of Tabwa art by Evan M Maurer( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Fonda : a biography by Allen F Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The introduction of space technology power systems into developing countries by Allen F Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operational performance of the photovoltaic-powered grain mill and water pump at Tangaye, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) by James E Martz( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staffs of life : rods, staffs, scepters, and wands from the Coudron Collection of African art( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Web of intrigue by Allen F Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron, master of them all : March 5 to July 25, 1993 by William Joseph Dewey( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fei zhou yi shu : Forms and functions of African art by Christopher D Roy( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroic beasts, beastly heroes : principles of cosmology and chiefship among the lakeside BaTabwa of Zaire by Allen F Roberts( )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les tribunaux criminels sous la Révolution et l'Empire, 1792-181( )

in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une des réformes les plus acclamées de la Révolution française fut l'introduction du procès par jurés. Pour la première fois depuis le Moyen Âge, de simples citoyens étaient chargés de déterminer la culpabilité ou l'innocence de l'accusé. Les créateurs du jury - les Constituants - ont ainsi cherché à appliquer le concept de souveraineté populaire non seulement à la vie politique de la Nation mais également à ses institutions judiciaires, y compris aux tribunaux criminels. Mais dès le départ, dans la pratique, les représentants de la société civile ont fait preuve d'indépendance à l'égard de l'État. Les audiences des tribunaux criminels ont révélé une tension entre la vision idéalisée du législateur et celles, plus concrètes, des citoyens provinciaux appelés à siéger au jury. Le signe le plus manifeste de cet écart fut le taux élevé d'acquittements, qui exaspéra une fraction importante de la magistrature et faillit pousser Napoléon à abolir le procès par jurés. Mais l'institution survécut à l'abolition des tribunaux criminels en 1811 et demeure une pierre angulaire de la justice criminelle française. Le but de ce livre est d'explorer le fonctionnement de ces tribunaux et l'enfance turbulente du procès par jurés dans la France révolutionnaire et napoléonienne
Secrecy : African art that conceals and reveals by Mary Nooter Roberts( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Animals in African art : from the familiar to the marvelous
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LubaMemory : Luba art and the making of historyA saint in the city : Sufi arts of urban SenegalThe shape of belief : African art from the Dr. Michael R. Heide collectionA sense of wonder : African art from the Faletti family collectionMalaysia
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