Adamawa Past and Present: An Historical Approach to the Development of a Northern Cameroons Province, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Adamawa Past and Present

An Historical Approach to the Development of a Northern Cameroons Province, 1st Edition

By A. H. M. Kirk-Greene


240 pages

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Originally published in 1958 this book presents a straight-forward and vivid picture of Adamawa Province in Nigeria. It discusses the varying fortunes of the territory, the life of its people, the efforts of its explorers and the achievements of the early administrators. It discusses the geography of the area as well as the political and economic conditions in the first half of the twentieth century, as well as the character and occupations of the Adamawa people.

Table of Contents

1. General Description

2. Ethnological Notes

3. Exploration

4. The Royal Niger Company

5. The British Occupation

6. War and Peace

7. Some Later Travellers

8. The Development of General Administration

9. History of Adamawa Division

10. History of Muri Division

11. History of Numan Division

12. Leaves from the Provincial Diary

13. Valediction

About the Author

Anthony Hamilton Millard Kirk-Greene is a British scholar known for his works on 20th century British colonial history. He is a fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, where he was lecturer in the modern history of Africa from 1967 to 1992. He was president of the African Studies Association of the UK from 1988 to 1990 and vice-president of the Royal African Society.

About the Series

African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

Routledge is delighted to be re-issuing 79 volumes originally published between 1931 and 1988 in association with the International African Institute. Unavailable outside a few key libraries, many of these republished volumes were at the cutting edge of a fieldwork and ethnographic revolution in African anthropology in the decades after 1930. It involved the production of a wide body of fieldwork-based ethnographic documentation about the cultures of the different societies in Africa. Secondly, it saw a methodological turn to intense, localized investigations of cultural tradition and social change in a rapidly modernizing context. These investigations involved a more sustained and systematic, more professional and ‘scientific’ form of immersion and participant observation, than anything that had gone before. The sites of engagement were urban as well as rural; the pioneering researchers were female as well as male. No longer was the journal essay the repository of the latest research in the discipline, but rich ethnographies running into hundreds of pages.

The volumes are supplemented with maps, which will be available to view on or available as pdfs from the publishers.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies

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