Pathways To Complexity In Africa
Until recently, both archaeologists and historians subscribed to the view of progressive development of powerful hierarchies led by chiefs and kings. This book is generally critical of this position and offers evidence in case studies from sub-Saharan Africa which supports the idea that complexity has emerged and developed in a variety of ways. With contributions from distinguished historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists, it aims to redress the neglect of sub-Saharan case material in comparative discussions of complex society.
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Editor:||Mcintosh, Susan Keech|
|Afmetingen:||246 x 190 x 10|
1. Pathways to complexity: an African perspective Susan Keech McIntosh; 2. The segmentary state and the ritual phase in political economy Aidan Southall; 3. Perceiving variability in time and space: the evolutionary mapping of African societies Ann B. Stahl; 4. Western representations of urbanism and invisible African towns Roderick J. McIntosh; 5. Modelling political organization in large scale settlement clusters: a case study from the inland Niger Delta Susan Keech McIntosh; 6. Sacred centres and urbanisation in West Central Africa Raymond N. Asombang; 7. Permutations in patrimonialism and populism: the Aghem chiefdoms of Western Cameroon Igor Kopytoff; 8. Wonderful society: the Burgess shale creatures, Mandara polities, and the nature of prehistory Nicholas David and Judy Sterner; 9. Material culture and the dialectics of identity in the Kalahari: AD 700–1700 James Denbow; 10. Seeking and keeping power in Bunyora-Kitara, Uganda Peter Robertshaw; 11. The (in)visible roots of Bunyoro-Kitara and Buganda in the Lakes Region: 800–1300 David L. Schoenbrun; 12. The power of symbols and the symbols of power through time: probing the Luba past Pierre de Maret; 13. Pathways of political development in Equatorial Africa and neo-evolutionary theory Jan Vansina.
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