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A Black Byzantium
The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria

ISBN 9781138596696
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
482 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1942 this now classic book is a study of the Nupe of Northern Nigeria. The economic and political complexity of their kingdom evoked comparisons with the civilization of Byzantium. The detailed description and analysis of their social life and political institutions was the first study of a Muslim Emirate in Nigeria and as such is still an indispensable work.

Table of Contents

1. Environment

2. Culture, Tribe, Society

3. Introduction to Nupe Kinship

4. The Community: Village and Town

5. Political Organization of the Village

 6, 7 & 8. Political History of Nupe Kingdom 9. The Position of the Women 10. Government in Modern Nupe 11. Economics: Resources

12. Agriculture: Production

13. Agriculture: Organization of Labour

14 & 15 Industries

16. Free Professions 17. Industrial Labour

18. Wealth 19. Economic Balance: Exchange

20. Economic Balance: Means and Wants

21. Economics and Social Structure

22. Education for Citizenship

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