The Mossi of Burkina Faso

chiefs, politicians and soldiers


Author: Elliott Percival Skinner

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc


Category: History

Page: 279

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Formen und Funktion mündlicher Tradition

Vorträge eines Akademiesymposiums in Bonn, Juli 1993


Author: Walther Heissig

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322840336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 5286

Mossi (Burkina Faso)


Author: Kibibi Mack-Williams

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780823919840

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5364

Describes the history, surroundings, politics, customs, religion, and current situation of the Mossi people, who live in the West African country of Burkina Faso.

Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna

The Origins of a West African Political System


Author: Stephen A. Dueppen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317543653

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 1959

Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the development of such societies. The volume offers a detailed case study of the village settlement of Kirikongo in western Burkina Faso. Over the course of the first millennium, this single homestead extended control over a growing community. The book argues that the decentralization of power in the twelfth century BCE radically transformed this society, changing gender roles, public activities, pottery making and iron-working. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' will be of interest to students of political science, anthropology, archaeology and the history of West Africa.

AfrikaEcho Länderbriefing Burkina Faso - Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur, Geschichte


Author: Peter Dörrie,Katrin Maria Eder

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844283579

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 1101

Das AfrikaEcho Länderbriefing Burkina Faso bietet einen knappen, aber detaillierten Einblick in die politischen, wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Strukturen des Landes. Es leistet einen umfassenderen und tieferen Einblick als Reiseführer, ohne sich dabei zu sehr in akademischen Einzelheiten zu verlieren. Das Länderbriefing Burkina Faso ist daher die ideale Vorbereitung für einen Aufenthalt im Land, sei es zu beruflichen oder privaten Zwecken. Es kann dabei sowohl als Ausgangspunkt für weitere Recherchen, als auch als handliche Referenz vor Ort genutzt werden.


Visions of Africa Series


Author: Christopher D. Roy

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874397006

Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 8699

The Mossi people of Burkina Faso have a rich and complex history that is mirrored by the several types and styles of figures and masks they create. The chiefs use political art in the form of royal figures to validate their rule, while those in the spiritual class make masks that represent the spirits of nature. Unlike several other West African peoples, the Mossi have not converted to Islam in large numbers, so they continue to create spiritual art much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. As this book attests, the Mossi have continued to create brilliant works that they use to this day to express ideas about politics and religion.

Histoire et contes des Mossi


Author: Leo Frobenius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783515048316

Category: Folk literature, Mossi (African people)

Page: 93

View: 3407

The Mossi of the Upper Volta

The Political Development of a Sudanese People


Author: Elliott Percival Skinner

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804701662

Category: Burkina Faso

Page: 236

View: 1060

Borderlands and Frontiers in Africa


Author: Steven van Wolputte

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643903332

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 3107

This volume addresses the marked influence that African borders and boundaries, whether real or imaginary, have on the lives of those inhabiting the borderland. How do political and symbolic borders take concrete shape, and how do they bear on daily life? Conversely, how does life in the borderland shape the borders that characterize it? The book recognizes borderlands as shifting places, times, or domains where competing discourses and regimes of power overlap. Characterized by overt contradiction and paradox, they are often imagined at the outside. Yet, they pertain to and define the center. The collected case studies challenge the assumption that states and anonymized institutions are the principal actors in border-making. Instead, they argue for an actor-oriented perspective, while drawing attention to the "physicality" of the borderscape. (Series: African Studies / Afrikanische Studien - Vol. 40)