Queens, Queen Mothers, Priestesses, and Power


This book is in a 3 parts. It is a series of case studies on Female Authority: The power behind the Swazy Throne, “Runaway wives”, Native Law and Customs in Benin, and much more. Part 1 – is a study into the sources and routes to Women’s Power. Part 2 – Deals with the constraints and limitations of female power. Part 3 – Entitled “Symbolism” looks at the images and realities of women’s power, politics, support, and protection in pre-colonial West Africa.

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h/b in very good condition boards, siver printed on face panel and spine.No d/w Size 9×6 pp 448 inc index, References about chapters.many plates charts, diagrams and page maps. Hinges strong, binding tight, textblock clean and sharp throughout. No staining or foxing.A very good clean copy. I would sugest unread.


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