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Markets, currency, and prices in pre-colonial Dahomey

Robin Law

Markets, currency, and prices in pre-colonial Dahomey

by Robin Law

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Published by University of Nairobi, Dept. of History in [Nairobi, Kenya] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Benin
    • Subjects:
    • Markets -- Benin -- History.,
    • Money -- Benin -- History.,
    • Prices -- Benin -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Statementby Robin Law.
      SeriesStaff seminar paper / University of Nairobi, Department of History ;, no. 7, Staff seminar paper ;, no. 7.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHF5475.B45 L39 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination13 p. ;
      Number of Pages13
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2024862M
      LC Control Number90981497

      The closest you would get to learning African pre-colonial history (essentially before the ’s) is to read books written before the twentieth century, books based on the times before the twentieth century, or archaeological findings that offer. Fishermen casting their nets The pre-colonial Ikot Abasi people also engaged in a wide range of economic activities, notably, agriculture, fishing, hunting, craft/industry and trade (see Physical Features and Natural Resources).Agriculture was particularly important in the area because of available fertile and excellent land for the cultivation of palm trees and food crops.

      Economic history of West Africa. Africa, West - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying colonial administration commercial commodities communities companies cooperation Cote d'lvoire cotton cowries crops cultivation currency custom union Dahomey demand dominated economic activities economic development. The pre-colonial political administration of the Benin Empire, like that of the Yoruba Empire, was Oba (a title used for the king of Benin) was the theoretical and political leader of the empire with absolute authority no one dares to challenge.

      The Pre-colonial Benin Empire was located in southern Nigeria with Edo (now known as Benin City) as its capital. The Benin Empire was “one of the oldest and most highly developed states in the coastal hinterland of West Africa, dating back to the eleventh century”. SOUMONNI, Elisée. Disease, religion and medicine: smallpox in nineteenth-century Benin. História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro, v, supl., dez. , p Abstract The essay examines, with special reference to smallpox, the perception and interpretation of disease in pre-colonial Dahomey, present-day Republic of.


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Markets, currency, and prices in pre-colonial Dahomey by Robin Law Download PDF EPUB FB2

PRICE INFLATION IN PRE-COLONIAL DAHOMEY BY ROBIN LAW book, Dahomey and the Slave Trade, published posthumously in I Dahomey was the most powerful state on the section of the West African directly to the prices of goods in.

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 untilwhen the last king, Béhanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial y developed on the Abomey Plateau amongst the Fon people in the early 17th Capital: Abomey.

The History of the Kingdom of Dahomey spans years from around until with the rise of the Kingdom of Dahomey as a major power on the Atlantic coast of modern-day Benin until French conquest.

The kingdom became a major regional power in the s when it conquered the coastal kingdoms of Allada and control over these key coastal cities. Dahomey has played an active role in the world economy throughout the era of mercantile and industrial capitalism, beginning as an exporter of slaves and becoming an exporter of plain oil and palm kernels.

This book integrates into a single framework the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial economic history of by: The Dahomey Amazons or Mino, which means "our mothers," were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin which lasted currency the end of the 19th century.

They were so named by Western observers and historians due to their similarity to the mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia and the Black Sea. The last 50–60 years of research has progressively changed these assessments. Polanyi’s proposition that prices in pre-colonial economies were set by custom or command rather than by the interaction of supply and demand, has been falsified even for his chosen case, the kingdom of Dahomey.

Again, research has uncovered strong tendencies Author: Gareth Austin. Local commodity markets, such as the growing system for urban food supply from the producers in the hinterlands, did include, in some areas, the possibility of paying for everything in colonial currency.

54 However, the persistence of the circulation of precolonial currencies in the colonial period suggests the continuing relevance of Author: Jane I. Guyer, Karin Pallaver. THE PRECOLONIAL STATE IN WEST AFRICA This volume incorporates historical, ethnographic, art historical, and archaeological sources to examine the relationship between the production of space and political order in the West African kingdom of Dahomey during the tumultuous Atlantic Era.

Dahomey, situated in the modern Republic of B é nin File Size: KB. The small but important region of Dahomey (now the People's Republic of Benin) has played an active role in the world economy throughout the era of mercantile and industrial capitalism, beginning as an exporter of slaves and becoming an exporter of plain oil and palm kernels.

This book covers a span of three centuries, integrating into a single framework the pre-colonial, 5/5(1). The small but important region of Dahomey (now the People's Republic of Benin) has played an active role in the world economy throughout the era of mercantile and industrial capitalism, beginning as an exporter of slaves and becoming an exporter of plain oil and palm by: Originally published in and written in English and French, with summaries in both languages, the essays in this volume dsicuss the effects of internal economic and political conditions and of external relations on the development of trade and markets in West Africa from the period of the slave trade to the growth in the 20th century in production for overseas markets and rapidly.

Climate, conflicts, and variations in prices on pre-colonial West African markets for staple crops Article in The Economic History Review 67(4) July with 18 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Klas Rönnbäck. In terms of the local cowry shell currency, slave prices rose from 72 lb of cowries per slave at Allada in to lb at Whydah in ; PRO, T.

70/20, Invoice of Goods most in demand at Arda Factory, 15 Jan. /1; T. 70/7, Abstract of letter of Tinker and Humfreys, Whydah, 26 Aug. Cited by: He was too fixed on Europe and pre colonial Africa, at times, seem like a side note He used the word primitive in describing some African cultural practices and societies.

Here is an African using the same racist terminology as the oppressor. I am not saying you should not read the book though. I am a critical reader. You should read by: Facing Africa: the book is out now John Kenny Northern Kenya The north west corner of Kenya is a remote region little visited by foreigners.

It is home to a number of groups of nomadic pastoralists including the Samburu, Rendille, John Kenny, At the edge of the Jade Sea, Photographie Pre-Colonial African Tribes Empires and Kingdoms. Cheikh Anta Diop was an Afrocentric historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician who studied the human race's origins and pre-colonial African culture.

Diop's first work translated into English, The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality, was published in /5. To summarise the livelihood strategies of pre-colonial Africa would not be easy if we looked at the whole pre-colonial period, which stretches from roughly seven million years ago to the late 19th century.

So we will limit our summary to the period from the year AD to about We start in the year AD for four by: 1. The pre-colonial Benin Kingdom or Empire was located in what is today southern Nigeria.

(It is entirely separate from the Republic of Benin, which was then known as Dahomey.) Benin arose as a city-state in the late s or s and expanded into a larger kingdom or empire in the mids. Most of the people within the Benin Empire were Edo Author: Angela Thompsell.

Modern Warfare Women In History World History People Of The World In This World Dahomey Amazons Ancient Aliens Ancient History By Any Means Necessary From daughters to soldiers, from wives to weapons, they remain the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history.

Slavery, Colonialism and Economic Growth in Dahomey, book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The small but important reg 1/5(1). Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America.

Tracing two hundred years of the history of Dahomey up to the French colonial conquest inthe book follows change in .Period: Dahomey Monarchy () dates: late 18th cent medium: silver on wood artist: N/A location: Fon, Benin.Markets in pre-colonial Karu were predominantly periodic, not daily. Periodicity varied according to culture areas, but four day, five day and seven day periodicities were wide spread.

Periodicity was a function of a combination of factors, low purchasing power of consumers, sparse population andFile Size: 43KB.