The Mossi of Burkina Faso

chiefs, politicians and soldiers


Author: Elliott Percival Skinner

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc


Category: History

Page: 279

View: 2734

The Peoples of Africa

An Ethnohistorical Dictionary


Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313279188

Category: History

Page: 681

View: 8312

A unique reference guide to the thousands of individual ethnic groups that make up the social and cultural landscape of contemporary Africa.

Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century


Author: Bethwell A. Ogot,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 923101711X

Category: Africa

Page: 1045

View: 1947

One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.

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: 9098

Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa

An Encyclopedia


Author: Andrea L. Stanton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141298176X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1976

View: 3052

These volumes convey what daily life is like in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Entries will aid readers in understanding the importance of cultural sociology, to appreciate the effects of cultural forces around the world.

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: 885

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: 1957

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.

Histoire et contes des Mossi


Author: Leo Frobenius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783515048316

Category: Folk literature, Mossi (African people)

Page: 93

View: 5477

Borderlands and Frontiers in Africa


Author: Steven van Wolputte

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643903332

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7674

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)