Caravans of the Old Sahara: An Introduction to the History of the Western Sudan

1st Edition

E. W. Bovill

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May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 318 Pages
ISBN 9781138491311 - CAT# K350029
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be followed in the anthropological study of law and the contribution this makes to comparative jurisprudence. the work describes and defines Tiv ideas of 'law' as expressed in the operations of their courts known as Jir. The analysis is based on and illustrated by numerous cases which the author attended and discussed with leaders in the Jir.

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