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Paths toward the past : African historical essays in honor of Jan Vansina / edited by Robert W. Harms [et al].

By: Vansina, Jan, 1929-
Contributor(s): Harms, Robert W
Language: English Publisher: Atlanta, Georg. : African Studies Association Press, 1994.Description: viii, 482p. : ill., maps ; 23cm.ISBN: 091845672X
Contents:
Contents: Jan Vansina: an appreciation. An African view / F.K. Ekechi; An editorial appreciation / R.W. Harms, Joseph C. Miller, David S. Newbury, Michele D. Wagner; Probing the evidence of the memory. An African philosophy of history in the oral tradition / E.J. Alagoa; Expressive culture and oral tradition: Swahili history / C.M. Eastman; Migration, conflict and leadership in early 19th century South Africa: Matiwane / E.E. Eldredge; Gambit declined / D. Henige; A chronology of the Dikgosi chiefs of the Baphalane people / J.S. Mohlammé; Blood on the land / T.T. Spear; Exploring mentalités. "Beasts of burden" revisited: interpretation of women and gender in southern African societies / Iris Berger; Somali perceptions of colonial rule / L. Cassanelli; Neo-traditionalism in colonial Buhaya / K.R. Curtis; Competing determinisms and the demography of 20th century Africa / B. Fetter; Letter-writing, nursing men and bicycles in the Belgian Congo / Nancy R. Hunt; Revelation, illumination and the image of Christ in the Kgalagadi / P. Landau; Verbal and visual imagery in the Kitara (western Uganda) / R.L. Tantala; Critical uses of written sources. Looking westward: the relation of Hausaland with western Sudan in pre-colonial times / Ismail H. Abdalla; Liberty and labor: the origin of Libreville / H. Bucher; The western West African and European frontier / V.B. Coifman; Rural communities under siege: cotton, work and food insecurity in colonial Malawi and Mozambique, 1907-1960 / A. Isaacman, E. Mandala; Black Americans, pan-Africanism and economic uplift in South Africa in the 19th century / Joyce F. Kirk; The central Sudan and the Atlantic slave trade / P.E. Lovejoy; Hausa blacksmiths and the great train robbery: northern Nigeria 1910-1940 / P.A. Rogers; Soldiers and smallpox: the 1626 Portuguese campaign against Njinga of Matamba in Angola / C. Skidmore-Hess; Methodological frontiers. Putting the color back in the history / C.K. Adenaike; Asking the right questions / C. Bierwirth; Cultural history / Patrick Manning; Rice as metaphor of the Japanese self / E. Ohnuki-Tierney.
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Includes bibl. notes. The writings of Jan Vansina: p.473-480.

Contents: Jan Vansina: an appreciation. An African view / F.K. Ekechi; An editorial appreciation / R.W. Harms, Joseph C. Miller, David S. Newbury, Michele D. Wagner; Probing the evidence of the memory. An African philosophy of history in the oral tradition / E.J. Alagoa; Expressive culture and oral tradition: Swahili history / C.M. Eastman; Migration, conflict and leadership in early 19th century South Africa: Matiwane / E.E. Eldredge; Gambit declined / D. Henige; A chronology of the Dikgosi chiefs of the Baphalane people / J.S. Mohlammé; Blood on the land / T.T. Spear; Exploring mentalités. "Beasts of burden" revisited: interpretation of women and gender in southern African societies / Iris Berger; Somali perceptions of colonial rule / L. Cassanelli; Neo-traditionalism in colonial Buhaya / K.R. Curtis; Competing determinisms and the demography of 20th century Africa / B. Fetter; Letter-writing, nursing men and bicycles in the Belgian Congo / Nancy R. Hunt; Revelation, illumination and the image of Christ in the Kgalagadi / P. Landau; Verbal and visual imagery in the Kitara (western Uganda) / R.L. Tantala; Critical uses of written sources. Looking westward: the relation of Hausaland with western Sudan in pre-colonial times / Ismail H. Abdalla; Liberty and labor: the origin of Libreville / H. Bucher; The western West African and European frontier / V.B. Coifman; Rural communities under siege: cotton, work and food insecurity in colonial Malawi and Mozambique, 1907-1960 / A. Isaacman, E. Mandala; Black Americans, pan-Africanism and economic uplift in South Africa in the 19th century / Joyce F. Kirk; The central Sudan and the Atlantic slave trade / P.E. Lovejoy; Hausa blacksmiths and the great train robbery: northern Nigeria 1910-1940 / P.A. Rogers; Soldiers and smallpox: the 1626 Portuguese campaign against Njinga of Matamba in Angola / C. Skidmore-Hess; Methodological frontiers. Putting the color back in the history / C.K. Adenaike; Asking the right questions / C. Bierwirth; Cultural history / Patrick Manning; Rice as metaphor of the Japanese self / E. Ohnuki-Tierney.