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The History Of Ashanti Kings And The Whole Country Itself And Other Writings By Otumfuo Nana Agyeman Prempeh I

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The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself and Other Writings by Otumfuo Nana Agyeman Prempeh I

 The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself  and Other Writings  by Otumfuo  Nana Agyeman Prempeh I Book
Author : Agyeman Prempeh,E. Akyeampong,A. Adu Boahen,N. Lawler,T. C. McCaskie,I. Wilks
Publisher : OUP/British Academy
Release : 2008-05-08
ISBN : 9780197264157
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself is a key text for understanding the history of the great West African kingdom of Asante. It is perhaps the earliest example of history writing in English by an African ruler and is of compelling interest to all concerned with the production of indigenous historical knowledge in Africa.

The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself and Other Writings

The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself and Other Writings Book
Author : Otumfuo Nana Agyeman Prempeh I.,Prempeh I (King of Ashanti),Prempeh I. (Ashanti, King),A. Adu Boahen,Agyeman Prempeh
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780197262610
File Size : 36,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This is a key text for understanding the history of the great West African kingdom of Asante (now in Ghana). It is perhaps the earliest example of history writing in English by an African ruler. The result is an indispensably detailed account of the Asante monarchy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Context is provided by the inclusion of other writings by or about Agyeman Prempeh, together with four introductory essays by the world's leading scholars of Asante history.

Saltwater Slavery

Saltwater Slavery Book
Author : Stephanie E. Smallwood
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 9780674043770
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us a graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves. The result is both a remarkable transatlantic view of the culture of enslavement, and a painful, intimate vision of the bloody, daily business of the slave trade.

Landscapes Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past

Landscapes  Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2018-08-13
ISBN : 9004380183
File Size : 32,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past outlines new directions in the historiography of West Africa. Its chapters explore new trends across regional and disciplinary fields with a focus on how political conjunctures influence source production and circulation.

Dynasties

Dynasties Book
Author : Jeroen Duindam
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 1107060680
File Size : 22,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A vibrant and broad-ranging study of dynastic power in the late medieval and early modern world.

Divine Rulers in a Secular State

Divine Rulers in a Secular State Book
Author : Timo Kallinen
Publisher : Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Release : 2016-03-25
ISBN : 9522227935
File Size : 31,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The divine kingship and chiefship of the Asante people of central Ghana have been undergoing a shift towards secularization since the start of the colonial era. Timo Kallinen maintains that a close examination of this transformation provides us with a better understanding of secularization processes in Ghana more broadly, and in other post-colonial societies whose historical development likewise differs from that of the modern West, and which have largely confronted secular modernity through encounters with European colonialism. Throughout the volume secularization is understood as a process in modern society whereby divinity is separated from the ways in which both human society is regulated and physical nature is understood to function. Divine Rulers in a Secular State has been divided into three thematic parts, each with a short theoretical introduction. In the first two, analysis is primarily inspired by the work of Louis Dumont, while in the third the theoretical ideas of Webb Keane and Bruno Latour are of central importance. The undifferentiated order of the pre-colonial Asante kingdom, in which the chiefly and priestly functions of the rulers were not separated, comprises the initial focus. Sacrifices and marriage exchanges, both of which were directed at establishing and perpetuating relations between the living and the spirits of the dead ancestors, are posited as the most important responsibilities of the chief. Also explored are perceptions that the founding of the kingdom and its authority structure are the results of sacrifices offered to various gods by the Asante king and his chiefs. The second part examines the dissolution of the traditional order since the onset of British colonial occupation. The secularization process was initiated by the aspirations of colonial administrators and missionary bodies who aimed to maintain Christian converts under the ‘political’ authority of their non-Christian chiefs, who were still important ritual leaders. Consequently, it was necessary to start dividing society along ‘political’ and ‘religious’ lines so that only the former was a mandatory concern for all. The kernel of modern citizenship was planted at the same time as the ‘religious’ conscience of individuals started to shape their rights and duties towards their ‘political’ rulers. Furthermore, theories about Asante as a state based on contract and representation were proposed and developed. In the post-colonial era chiefship has been put into the service of the independent nation state – both as an instrument of administration and a nationalistic symbol, while, most recently, chiefs have been depicted as leaders in civil society, even receiving support from global developmental organizations. Yet traditional chieftaincy is strongly criticized by certain Christian groups belonging to the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement, which still see it as integrally linked to traditional cosmologies. The third part of the book takes the discussion beyond the separation of the categories of religion and politics. Secularization has also has also entailed the dematerialization of religion, establishing it as something that ought to be understood primarily as mental or spiritual; in a secular society ‘things’ like deities, witchcraft, or sacrifices should not be recognized as proper agents and actions at the level of immanent relations. In Ghana such views are effectively contradicted by religious groups which see spiritual forces as the most powerful agents in social relations. The cases discussed deal with attempted state control of anti-witchcraft activities, the efficiency of protective magic during political upheavals, and Pentecostal notions of demonic influences in secular politics. The Conclusions section brings the themes of the book together by discussing the large-scale effects of the secular project in contemporary Ghanaian society. Research is based on anthropological fieldwork conducted in Ghana in 2000–2001 and 2005–2006, data drawn from several archival sources located in Ghana and the United Kingdom, and the anthropological and historical literature on Ghana and the Asante.

Africa II 1 2020

Africa  II 1  2020 Book
Author : AA. VV.
Publisher : Viella Libreria Editrice
Release : 2020-03-18T18:06:00+01:00
ISBN : 8867286919
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Articoli / Articles Jon Abbink, On “Good Governance”: Towards Reconciling State and Vernacular Views in Southwest Ethiopia Erika Grasso, Mapping a “Far Away” Town: Ethnic Boundaries and Everyday Life in Marsabit (Northern Kenya) Rosanna Tramutoli, A Sociolinguistic Description of Gíing’áwêakshòoda: A Register of Respect Among Barbaig Speakers in Tanzania Alice Bellagamba and Marco Gardini, What is a “Slave”? Neo-Abolitionism and the Shifting Meanings of Slavery in Two African Contexts (Highlands of Madagascar, Southern Senegal) Joanna Lewis, Dynasties and Decolonization: Chieftaincy, Politics and the Use of History at the Victoria Falls, from the Precolonial to the Post-independence Period Tom McCaskie, Alcohol and the Travails of Asantehene Osei Yaw Autori / Contributors

In My Time of Dying

In My Time of Dying Book
Author : John Parker
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-03-16
ISBN : 0691193150
File Size : 35,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"Why do people die and where do they go when they are dead? How should the dead be buried and mourned in order to ensure that they continue to work for the benefit of the living? How have perceptions and experiences of death and the ends of life changed over the centuries? In My Time of Dying considers these questions from the perspective of African history. In what is the first history of death in Africa, John Parker examines mortuary culture and the ongoing relationship between the living and the dead over a four-hundred year period. Focusing anecdotally on West Africa but with a comparative awareness of comparable practices throughout the continent, Parker highlights how Africans developed the world's most vibrant and recognizable cultures of death"--