Wives of the Leopard.


Based on Gender, Politics and culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey. Set out in 7 chapters. Chapter 1 takes us along the Slave Coast. Power, the Monachy and the Palace. Learning about Dahomey. Chapter 2 Dahomeys Origins to 1740. Chapter 3 The age of Tegbesu and Hwanjito. Chapter 4 the Struggle to Maintain the state. Chapter 5 The Implications of Cultural and Commercial Change.Chapter 6 The Decline of Dahomey. Chapter 7 War, Disintegration, and the Failure of the Ancestors.

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h/b in original cloth boards, size9x6 pp376 inc index, hinges strong, binding tight, may i suggest unread, textblock clean and bright throughout. Some b/w portraites including frontispiece, along with half-plate prints, diagrams, maps, and charts, with bibliography and glossary. A very fine copy indeed, what a pity its without its dust-wwrapper.


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