State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante

State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante

by T. C. McCaskie
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Cambridge University Press

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State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante

Scholarship on the West African kingdom of Asante is at the leading edge of Africanist research. T.C. McCaskie gives a detailed and nuanced historical portrait of precolonial Asante. The book is both a profound historical reconstruction of an African polity, and a deeply informed meditation on Asante concepts and ideas. Throughout the book, the Asante experience is consistently discussed in relation to a broad range of historiography and critical theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521410090
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/23/1995
Series: African Studies Series , #79
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Varieties of the Asante past; 2. Society and state in Asante history; 3. Asante odwira: experience interpreted, history constructed; 4. The Asante past considered; Appendices.

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