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Honour in African History / Edition 1
     

Honour in African History / Edition 1

by John Iliffe
 

ISBN-10: 0521546850

ISBN-13: 9780521546850

Pub. Date: 12/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Africa today, inherited conceptions of "honor" can obstruct democracy, inspire resistance to tyranny, and motivate the defense of dignity in the face of AIDS. This account of the role of "honor" in African history from the fourteenth century to the present argues that it is essential to understanding past and present African behavior.

Overview

In Africa today, inherited conceptions of "honor" can obstruct democracy, inspire resistance to tyranny, and motivate the defense of dignity in the face of AIDS. This account of the role of "honor" in African history from the fourteenth century to the present argues that it is essential to understanding past and present African behavior.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521546850
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
African Studies Series , #107
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The comparative history of honour; Part I. Hero and Householder: 2. Men on horseback; 3. Honour and Islam; 4. Christian Ethiopia; 5. Honour, rank, and warfare among the Yoruba; 6. Honour and the state in West and Central Africa; 7. Honour without the state; 8. The honour of the slave; 9. Praise and slander in southern Africa; 10. Ekitiibwa and martyrdom; Part II. Fragmentation and Mutation: 11. The deaths of heroes; 12. Honour in defeat; 13. The honour of the mercenary; 14. Respectability; 15. Honour and gender; 16. Urbanisation and masculinity; 17. Honour, race, and nation; 18. Political honour; 19. To live in dignity; 20. Concluding questions.

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