Honour in African History

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Cambridge University Press, 2005 - 404 pagina's
This book argues that Frican behaviour, often puzzling to outsiders, is shaped by ideas which have historical roots stretching back for many centuries. It is therefore both a history book, easily accessible to students and general readers, and a contribution to understanding of contemporary Africa. By taking a long and fresh perspective, it makes sense of much that otherwise seems bewildering. It is the product of forty years of study and travel.
 

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The Comparative History of Honour
1
Hero and Householder
9
Men on Horseback
11
Honour and Islam
31
Christian Ethiopia
54
Honour Rank and Warfare Among the Yoruba
67
Honour and the State in West and Central Africa
83
Honour Without the State
100
Honour in Defeat
202
The Honour of the Mercenary
227
Respectability
246
Honour and Gender
262
Urbanisation and Masculinity
281
Honour Race and Nation
306
Political Honour
328
To Live in Dignity
350

The Honour of the Slave
119
Praise and Slander in Southern Africa
140
Ekitiibwa and Martyrdom
161
Fragmentation and Mutation
181
The Deaths of Heroes
183
Concluding Questions
367
Bibliography
371
Index
393
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Over de auteur (2005)

John Iliffe is Professor of African History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John's College. He is the author of several book on Africa, including The African Poor: A History (Cambridge University Press, 1987) and Africans: The History of a Continent (Cambridge University Press, 1995). The African Poor was awarded the Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association of the United States.

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