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Title:Komfo Anokye of Asante: Meaning, History and Philosophy in an African Society
Author:McCaskie, Thomas C.ISNI
Year:1986
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:27
Issue:2
Pages:315-339
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:philosophy
Ashanti
historiography
History and Exploration
Bibliography/Research
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/181138
Abstract:This paper deals with the role of Komfo Anokye in Asante thought and history. The source materials and historiography pertaining to Komfo Anokye are reviewed, but the principal focus is on issues of cognition, belief and philosophy. Komfo Anokye's 'place' in Asante thought is analysed, and his meaning (s) identified with reference to Asante concerns about the nature of history, society and the human. The paper tries to reach a hermeneutical interpretation of Komfo Anokye and the sense-meaning of Asante history. Philosophical and psychological issues are addressed in a historical context. The larger object of the paper is to attempt to indicate a way forward for the Africanist historical enterprise in the understanding of meaning. Notes, sum.
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