The Resource Paths in the rainforests : toward a history of political tradition in equatorial Africa, Jan Vansina

Paths in the rainforests : toward a history of political tradition in equatorial Africa, Jan Vansina

Label
Paths in the rainforests : toward a history of political tradition in equatorial Africa
Title
Paths in the rainforests
Title remainder
toward a history of political tradition in equatorial Africa
Statement of responsibility
Jan Vansina
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
<DIV> Vansina's scope is breathtaking: he reconstructs the history of the forest lands that cover all or part of southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Congo, Zaire, the Central African Republic, and Cabinda in Angola, discussing the original settlement of the forest by the western Bantu; the periods of expansion and innovation in agriculture; the development of metallurgy; the rise and fall of political forms and of power; the coming of Atlantic trade and colonialism; and the conquest of the rainforests by colonial powers and the destruction of a way of life. "In 400 elegantly brilliant pages Vansina lays out five millennia of history for nearly 200 distinguishable regions of the forest of equatorial Africa around a new, subtly paradoxical interpretation of 'tradition.'"--Joseph Miller, University of Virginia "Vansina gives extended coverage ... to the broad features of culture and the major lines of historical development across the region between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 1000. It is truly an outstanding effort, readable, subtle, and integrative in its interpretations, and comprehensive in scope. ... It is a seminal study ... but it is also a substantive history that will long retain its usefulness."-Christopher Ehret, American Historical Review
Cataloging source
MiU
Dewey number
967
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT352.65
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Paths in the rainforests : toward a history of political tradition in equatorial Africa, Jan Vansina
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-409) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn317459623
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 428 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283485937
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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unknown
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.b25806129
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317459623
  • acls0299125734

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