Asante in the Nineteenth Century

Asante in the Nineteenth Century

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Originally published in 1975, and reprinted with additional introductory material in 1989, this book provides an in-depth account of Asante history during the nineteenth century. The focus of the book is on the broad political development of Asante society, concentrating on the material factors which affected the decision making process during various administrations. This focus reflects the complex and sophisticated nature of the Asante social system, a system which had its basis in administrative unity and a core idea of nationhood. The text utilizes the abundant archival, printed and oral source materials available regarding the Asante, offering the reader a profound insight into the nature and structure of a remarkable society. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in African history.... due to him for Ground Rent, but in Reality to receive the Subjection, or at least to make peace with, the residue of the Akim Nation, and the several other States inhabiting the Country ... Apam, 20 July 1754; KvG 116: letter from Woortman dd.

Title:Asante in the Nineteenth Century
Author:Ivor Wilks
Publisher:CUP Archive - 1989-09-29


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