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Asante in the Nineteenth Century : The Structure and Evolution of a Political Order - Ivor Wilks

Asante in the Nineteenth Century

The Structure and Evolution of a Political Order

Paperback Published: 2nd April 1990
ISBN: 9780521379946
Number Of Pages: 874

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Originally published in 1975, and reprinted with additional introductory material in 1989, this book provides an in-depth account of Asante history during the nineteenth century. The focus of the book is on the broad political development of Asante society, concentrating on the material factors which affected the decision making process during various administrations. This focus reflects the complex and sophisticated nature of the Asante social system, a system which had its basis in administrative unity and a core idea of nationhood. The text utilizes the abundant archival, printed and oral source materials available regarding the Asante, offering the reader a profound insight into the nature and structure of a remarkable society. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in African history.

Lists of tables, figures, maps and plates
Preface
Preamble
Spatial aspects of government: the network of communications
Spatial aspects of government: the structure of empire
The politics of population: the demography of metropolitan Asante
Kumase and the southern provinces: the politics of control
Kumase and the southern provinces: the politics of retrenchment
Asante and the Gold Coast: the politics of indecision
Kumase and the northern provinces: an overview
Asante and its neighbours: the politics of entente
The dynastic factor in Asante history: a family reconstruction of Oyoko royals
Kumase as the seat of government: the structure of decision making
Kumase as the seat of government: the structure of the executive
Political Popularization in nineteenth century Asante
Disorder in politics: from constitutional crisis to civil war
Modernization, reform, and the role of the Owusu Ansas in politics
Politics and policies in nineteenth century Asante: the ideological variables
Glossary of principal Asante terms
Guide to sources consulted
Printed works, theses, dissertations, etc
British Parliamentary papers
Archives, field materials, newspapers, etc.
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521379946
ISBN-10: 0521379946
Series: African Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 874
Published: 2nd April 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 4.93
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised