Antecedents to Modern Rwanda: The Nyiginya Kingdom (Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture) / Edition 1

Antecedents to Modern Rwanda: The Nyiginya Kingdom (Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture) / Edition 1

by Jan Vansina
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299201244

ISBN-13: 9780299201241

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Vansina (history and anthropology, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) reviews the pre-colonial history of what is now the African country of Rwanda, focusing on the Nyiginya Dynasty of the 18th and 19th centuries. He privileges reconstructed oral narratives and other "grassroots" sources over those produced by colonial Europeans in his discussions of the emergence of Hutu and

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Vansina (history and anthropology, U. of Wisconsin-Madison) reviews the pre-colonial history of what is now the African country of Rwanda, focusing on the Nyiginya Dynasty of the 18th and 19th centuries. He privileges reconstructed oral narratives and other "grassroots" sources over those produced by colonial Europeans in his discussions of the emergence of Hutu and Tutsi ethnic identities, conflicts among the royal families, territorial expansion, and the civil wars of 1796-1801. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299201241
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Series:
Africa and the Diaspora Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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