Government in Zazzau: 1800-1950

1st Edition

M. G. Smith

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 382 Pages
ISBN 9781138598102 - CAT# K387618
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Originally published in 1960, this is a details study of the successive forms of government in the Hausa chiefdom of Zaria in Northern Nigeria. It presents a comparative analysis of the political organization and development of Zaria under successive Habe, Fulani and British suzerains. The book tackles the problems of political history and theory from an anthropological point of view, distinguishing governmental forms, functions and modes, as well as elucidating necessary regularities within the processes of political change.


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