State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante
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State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante by T. C. McCaskie
Book DescriptionScholarship on the West African kingdom of Asante is at the leading edge of Africanist research. In this book, T. C. McCaskie gives a detailed and richly nuanced historical portrait of pre-colonial 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. Throughout the book, the Asante experience is consistently discussed in relation to a broad range of historiography and critical theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521894326
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. C. McCaskie
Asante Identities, Paperback (March 2001)
An account of life in the Asante village of Ade beba in West Africa.
State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante, Hardback (February 1995)» View all books by T. C. McCaskie
A detailed and richly nuanced historical portrait of pre-colonial Asante.
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