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Description de l’éditeur

Many West African societies have egalitarian political systems, with non-centralised distributions of power. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' analyses a wide range of archaeological data to explore the development of such societies. The volume offers a detailed case study of the village settlement of Kirikongo in western Burkina Faso. Over the course of the first millennium, this single homestead extended control over a growing community. The book argues that the decentralization of power in the twelfth century BCE radically transformed this society, changing gender roles, public activities, pottery making and iron-working. 'Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna' will be of interest to students of political science, anthropology, archaeology and the history of West Africa.

GENRE
Essais et sciences humaines
SORTIE
2014
11 septembre
LANGUE
EN
Anglais
LONGUEUR
368
Pages
ÉDITEUR
Taylor and Francis
TAILLE
19.7
Mo

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