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Power and state formation in West Africa : Appolonia from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

Author: Pierluigi Valsecchi; Allan Cameron
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Looks at the political and social history of the Gold Coast in West Africa from the early 16th century to the second half of the 18th. The book examines how political entities in Nzema were structured territorially, as well as the formation of ruling groups and aspects of their political, economic, and military actions.
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Valsecchi, Pierluigi.
Power and State Formation in West Africa : Appolonia from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pierluigi Valsecchi; Allan Cameron
ISBN: 9780230370692 0230370691 9781349297924 1349297925
OCLC Number: 892799728
Description: 1 online resource (330 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Primary Sources and Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Note to the Readers; Introduction; 1 History and Identity; 2 The Regional Landscape; 3 Politics and Trade; 4 Changes in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century; 5 Warning Signs of a Shifting Balance; 6 Big Men, Imperial Dynamics, and Local Powers; 7 The New Maanle of Appolonia: Development of a Network; 8 The Framework of Hegemony; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Pierluigi Valsecchi, and translated by Allan Cameron.

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