Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Honour in African History

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 430 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
An account of the role of honour in African history. John Iliffe is Professor of African History at the University of Cambridge an... Weiterlesen
CHF 52.90
Print on demand - Exemplar wird für Sie besorgt.
Bestellung & Lieferung in eine Filiale möglich

Beschreibung

An account of the role of honour in African history.

Autorentext

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, 1987) and Africans: The History of a Continent (Cambridge, 1995). The African Poor was awarded the Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association of the United States.

Klappentext

In Africa today, inherited conceptions of "honor" can obstruct democracy, inspire resistance to tyranny, and motivate the defense of dignity in the face of AIDS. This account of the role of "honor" in African history from the fourteenth century to the present argues that it is essential to understanding past and present African behavior.



Zusammenfassung
This is the first published account of the role played by ideas of honour in African history from the fourteenth century to the present day. It argues that appreciation of these ideas is essential to an understanding of past and present African behaviour.

Inhalt

1. The comparative history of honour; Part I. Hero and Householder: 2. Men on horseback; 3. Honour and Islam; 4. Christian Ethiopia; 5. Honour, rank, and warfare among the Yoruba; 6. Honour and the state in West and Central Africa; 7. Honour without the state; 8. The honour of the slave; 9. Praise and slander in southern Africa; 10. Ekitiibwa and martyrdom; Part II. Fragmentation and Mutation: 11. The deaths of heroes; 12. Honour in defeat; 13. The honour of the mercenary; 14. Respectability; 15. Honour and gender; 16. Urbanisation and masculinity; 17. Honour, race, and nation; 18. Political honour; 19. To live in dignity; 20. Concluding questions.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Honour in African History
Editor:
Autor:
EAN: 9780521546850
ISBN: 0521546850
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 430
Gewicht: 572g
Größe: H226mm x B154mm x T26mm
Jahr: 2005