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Kingdoms of the Yoruba

Author: Robert Sydney Smith
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Smith, Robert Sydney.
Kingdoms of the Yoruba.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1988
(OCoLC)571079443
Online version:
Smith, Robert Sydney.
Kingdoms of the Yoruba.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1988
(OCoLC)607870980
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sydney Smith
ISBN: 029911600X 9780299116002 0299116042 9780299116040
OCLC Number: 17106399
Description: xii, 174 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 The Yoruba and their Homeland 3 --
2 The Primacy of Ife 13 --
3 The Rise of Oyo 29 --
4 Kingdoms of the East: Ijesha, Ekiti, Igbomina, Owo, and Ondo 42 --
5 Kingdoms of the West: Ketu, Shabe, and Dassa 55 --
6 Kingdoms of the South: Ijebu, Egba, Egbado, and Lagos 61 --
7 The Traditions Reviewed 79 --
8 An Oba and his People 87 --
9 War 99 --
10 The Decline and Fall of Old Oyo 109 --
11 The Wars and the New States 125 --
12 On the Threshold of Nigeria 141 --
Appendix I Crowned Oba 153 --
Appendix II A Summary of Linguistic Evidence 155.
Responsibility: Robert Smith.

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"An elegant and clear introduction to this complex history. It is based on a sound scholarly knowledge of the literature as well as the oral history--which is particularly rich for the Yoruba. It Read more...

 
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