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Caravans of the Old Sahara
An Introduction to the History of the Western Sudan





ISBN 9781138491311
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
322 Pages

 
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Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be followed in the anthropological study of law and the contribution this makes to comparative jurisprudence. the work describes and defines Tiv ideas of 'law' as expressed in the operations of their courts known as Jir. The analysis is based on and illustrated by numerous cases which the author attended and discussed with leaders in the Jir.

Table of Contents

1. The Sahara

2. Africa Antiqua

3. Races of Man

4. Medieval Arabic Writers

5. The Almoravids

6. Ghana

7. Mali

8. The Rise of the Songhai Empire

9. The Askias

10. Leo Africanus

11. The Crescent and the Cross

12. The Quest for Gold

13. The Sea of Darkness 

14. The Moorish Invasion

15. The Fall of the Songhai Empire

16. El Dzehebi

17. The Later Pashas

18. The Veil

19. The Niger Quest

20. The Sokoto Fulani

21. The Lifting of the Veil

22. The Great Caravans

23. Shepherd Kings

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E. W. Bovill

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