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Book Review: The Art of Conversion: Christian Visual Culture in the Kingdom of Kongo by C├ęcile Fromont

From the accession of Afonso I to the Kongo throne in 1509 to its final dissolution in 1914, the Kongo in central Africa was a Christian kingdom whose status was recognized throughout the early modern Atlantic world. Remarkably, Christianity developed … Continue reading

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