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Title:Feudalism in Nigeria
Author:Nzimiro, IkennaISNI
Book title:Toward a Marxist anthropology: problems and perspectives
Year:1979
Pages:337-363
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:feudalism
bourgeoisie
Abstract:The present paper is divided into two sections. The first describes the feudal system in Nigeria prior to colonial conquest. The second discusses the transformation of Nigeria's feudal societies into capitalist societies, showing how urbanization and capitalism together had the effect of transforming the old feudal economy based on slavery, tribute, taxes, tolls, and forced labour, into a new monetary economy. In the new economy, the emerging bourgeoisie snatched power from the feudal class, married into it, and transformed the traditional feudal economic values into capitalist values. The descendants of the royal ruling houses became participants in the new economy. Notes, ref.
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