Daily Life in the Kingdom of the Kongo.


The ancient kingdom of the Kongo(as distinct from th river and the modern states)endures on the threshold of survival, a mere parody of itself played in the setting of modern Portuguese colonisation.Its glorious sovereigns have scarcely recognizable descendants–and the ruins of its capital have not yet been entrusted to the preservers of historical monuments. Yet in 1556 it was described as :the greatest of the Kindoms, its people dressed in the finest of silk and velvet,of well organized states,powerful kings and wealthy industries.The author has carried out an independant study of the life of this people

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H/b in good pictorial d/w, slightly edgeworn, evidence of lable at base of spine, very good boards. Size9x6 pp288 inc , notes on text, index short bibliography, plates and charts.Hinges strong, binding firm, textblock clean and bright throughout,A very good copy, in all aspects.


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