1st Edition

The Tio Kingdom of The Middle Congo
1880-1892





ISBN 9781138599154
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
610 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1973, this book reconstructs the political and economic organization and the social life of the Tio kingdom at the end of the 19th century by means of a critical synthesis of documentary and ethnographic data. Based on a detailed study of rich docuemntary sources and fieldwork, it analyses the persistent features of Tio social organization and political relations as well as the extensive economic changes associated with the development and later decline of caravan trading at Stanley Pool. It is fully illustrated with maps, tables and diagrams. This book shows the importance for both anthropoligical theory and historical interpreation of obtaining comprehensive data on the state of a particular society at a given time.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part 1: The Little Society

2. Kinship

3. Residential Groups

4. Marriage

5. The Economics of Subsistence: Production 

6. The Economics of Subsistence: Domestic Life

7. Fortune and Misfortune

8. The Flow of Life

9. The Inner World

Part 2: The Wider Society

10.Tthe Great Congo Trade

11. The Commercial Economy

12. the Protectors: Lords and Squires

13. The Resolution of Conflict

14. The King and His Realm

15. The Kingdom Under Iloo Part 3: A Perspective Through Time

16. Tio Society to 1880

17. Social Change Among the tio of MBE (1880-1964)

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