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Dahomey Between Tradition and Modernity (Africa in the modern world) by Dov Ronen

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Published by Cornell Univ Pr .
Written in English


  • Benin,
  • Dahomey,
  • Politics and government,
  • 1960-

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7847862M
ISBN 100801409276
ISBN 109780801409271

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Amazons of Black Sparta [Stanley Alpern] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The only thoroughly documented Amazons in world history are the women warriors of Dahomey, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western African kingdom. Once dubbed a ‘small black SpartaCited by: The Kingdom of Dahomey (/ d ə ˈ h oʊ m i /) was an African kingdom (located within the area of the present-day country of Benin) that existed from about until , when the last king, Béhanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial lfcmalta.comy developed on the Abomey Plateau amongst the Fon people in the early 17th century and became a Capital: Abomey. Sep 23,  · Subscribe Book Shop Travel With Us SmartNews History Science Ingenuity Arts & Culture Travel At the Smithsonian Photos Video Games Magazine Newsletters. Dahomey fell within the French sphere Author: Mike Dash. Dahomey, kingdom in western Africa that flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries in the region that is now southern Benin. According to tradition, at the beginning of the 17th century three brothers vied for the kingdom of Allada, which, like neighbouring Whydah (now Ouidah), had grown rich on the.

Books set in Dahomey: [Flash for Freedom, The Viceroy of Ouidah, The Dahomean, Will Do Magic for Small Change, Amazons of Black Sparta: The Wome. The Man from Dahomey book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. His name was Nyasanu, son of an African chieftain. Raised to r /5. Nov 26,  · E. Chaudoin in his account, Three months in captivity in Dahomey describes the Mino as, “There they are, 4, warriors, the 4, black virgins of Dahomey, the monarch’s bodyguard, motionless in their war garments, with gun and knife in hand, ready to leap forward at the master’s signal.” “Old or young, ugly or beautiful, they are wonderful to look at. As of , Dahomey is now called the Republic of Benin. At the end of the war, only 50 out of 4, Dahomey Amazons had survived. The rest had sacrificed themselves fearlessly in battle. The last survivor of the Dahomey Amazons was a woman named Nawi who, in a interview with a Beninese historian, claimed to have fought the French in

Get print book. No eBook available. Go to Google Play Now» The Fon of Dahomey: A History and Ethnography of the Old Kingdom. William John Argyle. Clarendon Press, - Ethnology - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Political leadership in Africa: post-independence generational conflict in Upper Volta, Senegal, Niger, Dahomey, and the Central African Republic by Le Vine, Victor T. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Aug 28,  · NEW YORK (PRWEB) August 28, -- Recent release “Leaving Dahomey: Book One” from Page Publishing author Jude Shaw is the first volume in the Friendlytown series, a trilogy depicting five generations of women descended from a large family in the ancient African kingdom of Dahomey. Book One introduces Adeoha, a young woman dreaming of a life beyond the confines of . Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a West African kingdom that rose to prominence in about and over the next two and a half centuries became a regional power, largely based on its slave trade. France began to control the coastal areas of Dahomey in the second half of the 19th century; the entire kingdom was conquered by