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Spear, Thomas T.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 3,404 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Folklore  Bibliography  Periodicals  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Interviewer
Classifications: DT365.45.S93, 967.6201
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Most widely held works about Thomas T Spear
 
Most widely held works by Thomas T Spear
Kenyaʼs past : an introduction to historical method in Africa by Thomas T Spear( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swahili : reconstructing the history and language of an African society, 800-1500 by Derek Nurse( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being Maasai : ethnicity & identity in East Africa by Being Maasai( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone 'knows' the Maasai as proud pastoralists who once dominated the Rift Valley from northern Kenya to central Tanzania." "But many people who identify themselves as Maasai, or who speak Maa, are not pastoralist at all, but farmers and hunters. Over time many different people have 'become' something else. And what it means to be Maasai has changed radically over the past several centuries and is still changing today." "This collection by historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and linguists examines how Maasai identity has been created, evoked, contested, and transformed from the time of their earliest settlement in Kenya to the present, as well as raising questions about the nature of ethnicity generally."--Jacket
East African expressions of Christianity( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity has been spread in Africa by Africans. These studies, by prominent Tanzanian and American historians, anthropologists, political scientists and church people, explore a complex set of historical issues regarding the translation of religious meanings across cultural boundaries; the historical values, beliefs and practices through which Africans interpreted and appropriated mission Christianity; the religious as well as social appeals of the new faith; and the vital roles played by African catechists, evangelists, teachers and translators in the spread of Christianity and development of an African church."--Jacket
Mountain farmers : moral economies of land & agricultural development in Arusha & Meru by Thomas T Spear( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions of origin and their interpretation : the Mijikenda of Kenya by Thomas T Spear( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kaya complex : a history of the Mijikenda peoples of the Kenya coast to 1900 by Thomas T Spear( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwangendaba's Ngoni, 1821-1890 : a political and social history of a migration by Thomas T Spear( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford bibliographies( )

in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on African studies. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies
Evangelisch-lutherisches Missionsblatt : extracts on Arusha and Meru, 1897-1914 by Madison University of Wisconsin / African Studies Program( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to historical method in Africa by Thomas T Spear( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching about Africa : a guide to resources by David C Dorward( Book )

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

Swahili history and society to 1900 : a classified bibliography by Thomas T Spear( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggles for the land : the political and moral economies of land on Mount Meru by Thomas T Spear( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa and the diaspora( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional myths and historians' myths : variations on the Singwaya theme of Mijikenda origins by Thomas T Spear( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo-traditionalism and the limits of invention in British Colonial Africa by Thomas T Spear( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral traditions : whose history by Thomas T Spear( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins and development of Swahili : reconstructing the history of an African language and people by Derek Nurse( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Swahili : reconstructing the history and language of an African society, 800-1500
Alternative Names
Spear, Thomas

Spear, Thomas T.

Spear, Thomas Turner

Languages
English (115)

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Being Maasai : ethnicity & identity in East AfricaEast African expressions of ChristianityMountain farmers : moral economies of land & agricultural development in Arusha & Meru