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1st Edition

Government in Zazzau

ISBN 9781138598119
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
386 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1960, this is a details study of the successive forms of government in the Hausa chiefdom of Zaria in Northern Nigeria. It presents a comparative analysis of the political organization and development of Zaria under successive Habe, Fulani and British suzerains. The book tackles the problems of political history and theory from an anthropological point of view, distinguishing governmental forms, functions and modes, as well as elucidating necessary regularities within the processes of political change.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Nature of Government

3. Government in 19th Century Abuja

4. Governemnt in Fulani Zazzau, 1865

5. A Chronicle of Fulani Zaria, 1804-1900

6. Zaria Under the British, 1900-1950

7. The Government of Zaria in 1950

8. Government and Structural Change

9. Conclusion

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