1st Edition

A Black Byzantium The Kingdom of Nupe in Nigeria

By S. F. Nadel Copyright 1942
    484 Pages
    by Routledge

    482 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    S. F. Nadel