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Pride of men : ironworking in 19th century West Central Africa

Author: Colleen E Kriger
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, ©1999.
Series: Social history of Africa.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a systematic, comprehensive and region-wide study of central African ironworkers as a distinct group. Integrating material on culure and social history, Kriger provides detailed descriptions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen E Kriger
ISBN: 0325001073 9780325001074 0325001065 9780325001067 0852556829 9780852556825 0852556322 9780852556320
OCLC Number: 39633461
Description: xix, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The Work and the Setting. 1. African History, Ironworking, and the Mystique of the Blacksmith. 2. Iron Production in Central Africa: Building a Craft Tradition, ca. 600 B.C.E. to 1920 --
pt. II. Social and Economic Values of Ironworking: Regional Patterns. 3. Smelting Iron: Fathers of the Furnace. 4. Making and Changing Money: Iron Currencies. 5. The Work of the Finishing Forge --
pt. III. Social and Economic Values of Ironworking: Local Histories. 6. Patronage and Innovation in the Kuba Kingdom. 7. Markets for Prestige along the Middle Zaire --
pt. IV. Ironworkers in West Central African Society. 8. The Blacksmith's Mystique Unveiled: Identity, Ideology, and the Social Prominence of Ironworkers.
Series Title: Social history of Africa.
Responsibility: Colleen E. Kriger.
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Kriger presents a densely-argued analysis of ironworking in the forests and savannas of the Congo River basin ... Kriger has done a remarkable job in utilizing lexical data and a wide range of iron Read more...

 
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