Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Saints and Fireworks by Jeremy Boissevain

Malta's recent independence was achieved despite a confusion of internal conflicts which must appear puzzling to the outsider. Socialists and Nationalists clash both with each other, and with a Church whose authority is almost medieval. Dr Boissevain has lived for more than two years in Malta and has studied at first hand the conflicting groups in the villages. He examines the importance of the cults of saints and the bitter rivalry between them. The clash of the Church and Labour clubs within the villages and the difficult role of the parish priest are analysed in the framework of Maltese ecclesiastical and secular politics. Both in its vivid description of village festive and political life and in the careful analysis of conflicts and factions, the book makes an important contribution to political anthropology.

Buy Saints and Fireworks by Jeremy Boissevain from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781859738849
ISBN-10: 1859738842
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1965
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Saints and Fireworks by Jeremy Boissevain

Book Reviews - Saints and Fireworks by Jeremy Boissevain

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Saints and Fireworks book by Jeremy Boissevain and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jeremy Boissevain

Dr Boissevain is Lecturer in Social Anthropology in the University of Montreal.