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The Resource An African Aristocracy : Rank Among the Swazi, by Hilda Kuper

An African Aristocracy : Rank Among the Swazi, by Hilda Kuper

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An African Aristocracy : Rank Among the Swazi
Title
An African Aristocracy
Title remainder
Rank Among the Swazi
Statement of responsibility
by Hilda Kuper
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Originally published in 1947 and reprinted with a new preface in 1961, this book is based on field studies and gives an account of the social organization of the Swazi, wiith special reference to the aristocratic structure of their society and the way in which birth and rank determine social relationships and activities. The book provides a historical picture of the Swazi and the part played by them during the period of European expansion in British and Boer conflicts in South Africa. The economic structure of a society based on agriculture and the influence exerted over every aspect of social activity by the conservative and aristocratic political hierarchy is analyzed and post-War changes and their effect upon the Swazi also reviewed
Additional physical form
Also available in print format
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Kuper, Hilda,
Dewey number
968
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Taylor and Francis
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  • Swazi (African people)
  • Kings and rulers
Label
An African Aristocracy : Rank Among the Swazi, by Hilda Kuper
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: Introduction and Historical Background-- 1. Introduction -- 2. Conquering Aristocracies: 1. The Dlamini -- 3. Conquering Aristocracies: 2 The Europeans -- Part 2: The Basis of Conservatism --4. The Tempo of Peasant Life -- 5. The Conservative Political Hierarchy -- 6. Ritualization of the King -- 7. Choice of the Heir. -- 8. Blood, Kinship and Locality -- 9. The Age-Class System -- 10. Wealth in the Peasant Society -- 11. Individual Variability and Ritual -- 12. Death as an Index of Rank -- 13. The Drama of Kingship -- 14. Conclusion
Control code
9780429504792
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429504792
Other physical details
26 illustrations, text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1049150122
Label
An African Aristocracy : Rank Among the Swazi, by Hilda Kuper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part 1: Introduction and Historical Background-- 1. Introduction -- 2. Conquering Aristocracies: 1. The Dlamini -- 3. Conquering Aristocracies: 2 The Europeans -- Part 2: The Basis of Conservatism --4. The Tempo of Peasant Life -- 5. The Conservative Political Hierarchy -- 6. Ritualization of the King -- 7. Choice of the Heir. -- 8. Blood, Kinship and Locality -- 9. The Age-Class System -- 10. Wealth in the Peasant Society -- 11. Individual Variability and Ritual -- 12. Death as an Index of Rank -- 13. The Drama of Kingship -- 14. Conclusion
Control code
9780429504792
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429504792
Other physical details
26 illustrations, text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1049150122

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