State and society in pre colonial asante

8.74    5,663 ratings    649 reviews
Posted on by
state and society in pre colonial asante

State and Society in Pre-Colonial Asante by T.C. McCaskie

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.
File Name: state and society in pre colonial asante.zip
Size: 89711 Kb
Published 17.12.2018

HISTORY OF GHANA, WEST AFRICA (GOLD COAST)

Greene on McCaskie, 'State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante'

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Chouki El Hamel. Daniel Branch. Roquinaldo Ferreira. Walter Hawthorne.

State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Reviewed by Sandra E. Precolonial Asante has the distinction of being one of the most studied societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Its size covering much of the west African country of Ghana and its location within the first sub-Saharan African country to obtain its independence from a European colonial power attracted the attention of both scholars and politicians during the heady days of decolonization when so many were interested in countering the image of African history as the history of Europeans in Africa.

David Owusu-Ansah, T. State and Society in Pre-Colonial Asante. African Studies Series, number New York: Cambridge University Press. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

Search form

State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante. Scholarship on the West African kingdom of Asante is at the leading edge of Africanist research. In this book, T. McCaskie gives a detailed and richly nuanced historical portrait of precolonial Asante. His delineation of state and society in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is centred on an extended analysis of the crucial ritual of the annual Kumase odwira festival. It is at once a profound historical reconstruction of an African polity, and a deeply informed meditation on key Asante concepts and ideas.

1 thoughts on “State and Society in Pre-Colonial Asante by T.C. McCaskie

Leave a Reply