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The Resource Power and state formation in West Africa : Appolonia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, Pierluigi Valsecchi ; translated by Allan Cameron

Power and state formation in West Africa : Appolonia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, Pierluigi Valsecchi ; translated by Allan Cameron

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Power and state formation in West Africa : Appolonia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century
Title
Power and state formation in West Africa
Title remainder
Appolonia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century
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Pierluigi Valsecchi ; translated by Allan Cameron
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
  • "This study looks at the political and social history of the Gold Coast in West Africa from the early 16th century to the second half of the 18th. It mainly focuses on the western extreme of the Gold Coast, the region known as Nzema, which today has been divided between Ghana and the Ivory Coast. In linguistic, cultural, historical, and political terms, Nzema is part of the Akan world, a larger formation of societies sharing many common elements. The book examines the logic behind the manner in which political entities in Nzema were structured territorially, as well as the formation of ruling groups and aspects of their political, economic, and military actions, while placing all these in the wider regional context. The object is to give historical substance to the shift from a politically fragmented situation to the territorially and institutionally unified Kingdom of Appolonia, marked by a considerable concentration of power in the hands of a select few, who controlled the institutions and trade with Europe"--
  • "This study looks at the political and social history of the Gold Coast in West Africa from the early 16th century to the second half of the 18th. It mainly focuses on the western extreme of the Gold Coast, the region known as Nzema, which today has been divided between Ghana and the Ivory Coast. In linguistic, cultural, historical, and political terms, Nzema is part of the Akan world, a larger formation of societies sharing many common elements. The book examines the logic behind the manner in which political entities in Nzema were structured territorially, as well as the formation of ruling groups and aspects of their political, economic, and military actions, while placing all these in the wider regional context. The object is to give historical substance to the shift from a politically fragmented situation to the territorially and institutionally unified Kingdom of Appolonia, marked by a considerable concentration of power in the hands of a select few, who controlled the institutions and trade with Europe"--Provided by publisher
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1956-
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Valsecchi, Pierluigi
Dewey number
966.7/01
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT511
LC item number
.V349 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Valsecchi, Pierluigi
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  • Slave trade
  • Nzima (African people)
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Ashanti (Kingdom)
  • Ghana
  • Europe
  • HISTORY / Africa / West
  • HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century
  • HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century
  • HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
  • HISTORY / Social History
Label
Power and state formation in West Africa : Appolonia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, Pierluigi Valsecchi ; translated by Allan Cameron
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Publication
Note
A longer version of this book was first published in Italian by Carocci Editore in 2002 under title: I signori di Appolonia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
711049291
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780230117761
Lccn
2011026992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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maps
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(OCoLC)711049291
Label
Power and state formation in West Africa : Appolonia from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, Pierluigi Valsecchi ; translated by Allan Cameron
Publication
Note
A longer version of this book was first published in Italian by Carocci Editore in 2002 under title: I signori di Appolonia
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
711049291
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9780230117761
Lccn
2011026992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)711049291

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