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Title:The power of doubt: essays in honor of David P. Henige
Editor:Landau, Paul StuartISNI
City of publisher:Madison
Publisher:Parallel Press
ISBN:1934795305; 9781934795309
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
oral traditions
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About person:David Patrick Henige (1938-)ISNI
Abstract:This festschrift honouring the work of historian David Henige contains ten essays which reflect on the expanse of Henige's scholarly engagements. In his introduction, Paul S. Landau comments on Henige's philosophy of knowledge. This is followed by chapters on the knowledge European explorers in 19th-century west-central Africa gained from Luso-African 'amabaquistas' (Beatrix Heintze); explorers' accounts of 19th-century East Africa (Richard Reid); anthropologists and historians through the prism of field work (Mamadou Diawara); the history of literacy in early to mid 19th-century Protestant Malagasy missions (Pier M. Larson); photographs of chiefs from Ghana and Cameroon from the Basel Mission Archive (Paul Jenkins); the apprenticeship system put in place in Ghana after the abolition of slavery (Kwabena O. Akurang-Parry); the contextual use of 'memory images' in historical traditions in Jimos village in Najie and in the kraals around Koteen Hill in the Karamoja Plateau and Tarash River in northern Kenya (Mustafa Kemal Mirzeler); modern oral tradition and the historical Kingdom of Kongo (John Thornton); and Shaka's military expeditions in southeast Africa and the levels of mortality associated with his 'impis' (regiments) (Elizabeth A. Eldredge). Following the chapters is a complete list of David Henige's publications. [ASC Leiden abstract]