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A black byzantium : the kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria

Author: S F Nadel
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
Series: African ethnographic studies of the 20th century, volume 49.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Originally published in 1942 this now classic book is a study of the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. The economic and political complexity of their kingdom evoked comparisons with the civilization of Byzantium. The detailed description and analysis of their social life and political institutions was the first study of a Muslim Emirate in Nigeria and as such is still an indispensable work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1021214301
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S F Nadel
ISBN: 9780429487545 0429487541 9780429946240 0429946244 9780429946257 0429946252 9780429946233 0429946236
OCLC Number: 1049150141
Notes: First published in 1942 by Oxford University Press for the International African Institute.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Environment --
2. Culture, Tribe, Society --
3. Introduction to Nupe Kinship --
4. The Community: Village and Town --
5. Political Organization of the Village --
6, 7 & 8. Political History of Nupe Kingdom 9. The Position of the Women 10. Government in Modern Nupe 11. Economics: Resources --
12. Agriculture: Production --
13. Agriculture: Organization of Labour --
14 & 15 Industries --
16. Free Professions 17. Industrial Labour --
18. Wealth 19. Economic Balance: Exchange --
20. Economic Balance: Means and Wants --
21. Economics and Social Structure --
22. Education for Citizenship
Series Title: African ethnographic studies of the 20th century, volume 49.
Responsibility: S.F. Nadel.

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Originally published in 1942 this now classic book is a study of the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. The economic and political complexity of their kingdom evoked comparisons with the civilization of Byzantium. The detailed description and analysis of their social life and political institutions was the first study of a Muslim Emirate in Nigeria and as such is still an indispensable work.

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