1st Edition

Government in Zazzau 1800-1950

By M. G. Smith Copyright 1960
    392 Pages
    by Routledge

    392 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.

    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