The Benin Kingdom and the Edo-Speaking Peoples of South-Western Nigeria: Western Africa Part XIII, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Benin Kingdom and the Edo-Speaking Peoples of South-Western Nigeria

Western Africa Part XIII, 1st Edition

By R. E. Bradbury


209 pages

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Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples.

Concise, critical and (for its time) accurate, the Ethnographic Survey contains sections as follows:

  • Physical Environment
  • Linguistic Data
  • Demography
  • History & Traditions of Origin
  • Nomenclature
  • Grouping
  • Cultural Features: Religion, Witchcraft, Birth, Initiation, Burial
  • Social & Political Organization: Kinship, Marriage, Inheritance, Slavery, Land Tenure, Warfare & Justice
  • Economy & Trade
  • Domestic Architecture

Each of the 50 volumes will be available to buy individually, and these are organized into regional sub-groups: East Central Africa, North-Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Central Africa, Western Africa, and Central Africa Belgian Congo.

The volumes are supplemented with maps, available to view on or available as a pdf from the publishers.

Table of Contents

1. The Benin Kingdom 2. The Ishan Chiefdoms and Tribes 3. The Northern Edo 4. The Urhobo and Isoko of the Niger Delta 5. The Itsekiri

About the Series

Ethnographic Survey of Africa

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Subject Categories

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

Additional Information

Due to modern production methods, it was not possible to reproduce these fold-out maps within the re-issue of this series. They are therefore displayed here, in the order in which they appear in the book:

The Edo-Speaking Peoples of South-Western Nigeria

The Itsekiri