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Title:Tribes without rulers: studies in African segmentary systems
Editors:Bohannan, LauraISNI
Middleton, JohnISNI
Tait, DavidISNI
Evans-Pritchard, Edward EvanISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Routledge & Kegan Paul
Geographic terms:Sudan
German Togoland
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subject:traditional polities
Abstract:This book was planned as a succession to Fortes' and Evans-Pritchrads African Political Systems: However it was dedicated to make a more refined terminology and classification of political systems and also in an introduction to attempt to consider some of the basic assumptions and findings of the research done in Africa since 1940. (See also review by I.M. Lewis in Rhodes-Livingstone Journal 1959, No. XXV, p. 59-69, with a brief consideration of some wider problems of classification of Afr. Pol. Systems). The book is limited to consideration of 'segmentary lineage' systems in 6 politically uncentralized societies; thus there are 6 essays and an introduction based largely upon these essays. E.E. Evans-Pritchard - Preface - J. Middleton & D. Tait - Introduction - L. Bohannan - Political aspects of Tiv social organization - J. Buxton - The Mandari of the Southern Sudan - G. Lienhardt - The Western Dinka - E. Winter - The aboriginal political structure of Bwamba - D. Tait - The territorial pattern and line age system of Konkomba - J. Middleton - The political system of the Lugbara of the Nile-Congo divide. Index.