Kings and Clans. Ijwi Island and the Lake Kivu Rift,1780–1840.


“Kings and Clans” questions the assumption that “clans”,as traditionally defined by anthropologists and historian,are static structures that hamper political centralization.By reconstucting the history of kings and clans in the Kivu Rift Valley(on the border of todays Rwanda and zaire) at a time of critical social change,David Newbury enlarges our understanding of social process and the growth of state power in Africa.



Limp illustrated card covers,clean ,but with rubbed corners,and slightly chipped edges,Size 9×6 p 13+371,inc,index,bibliography,List of Ijwi Oral Sources,Glossary of terms,Glossary of Name places,Notes to various pages Appendices,Lists,charts and page maps,no plates text only.Hinges strong,Binding firm,internaly clean and bright throughout No foxing,staining or browning.Date and name on the inside cover,For a card copy a good example.


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