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The Resource Liptako speaks : history from oral tradition in Africa, Paul Irwin

Liptako speaks : history from oral tradition in Africa, Paul Irwin

Label
Liptako speaks : history from oral tradition in Africa
Title
Liptako speaks
Title remainder
history from oral tradition in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Paul Irwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although historians today turn increasingly to oral tradition as a source of data on the history of non-literate peoples, Paul Irwin cautions them against uncritical use of such evidence. In an attempt to determine how much historians can learn about the past from oral traditions, he studies those of Liptako, now a part of Upper Volta hut in the nineteenth century an emirate in one of West Africa's great imperial systems. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Irwin, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fula (African people)
  • Oral tradition
  • Liptako (Burkina Faso)
  • Fulani Empire
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Fula (African people)
  • Oral tradition
  • Africa
  • Burkina Faso
Label
Liptako speaks : history from oral tradition in Africa, Paul Irwin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2. Transmitting Memory Down Through the Generations
  • Chapter 3. A World of Lineages
  • Chapter 4. Reckoning Time's Passing
  • Chapter 5. The Jihad
  • Chapter 6. The Style of Politics
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • A Note on Transcription
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Characters
Control code
ocn889248648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400855513
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737ttq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889248648
Label
Liptako speaks : history from oral tradition in Africa, Paul Irwin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2. Transmitting Memory Down Through the Generations
  • Chapter 3. A World of Lineages
  • Chapter 4. Reckoning Time's Passing
  • Chapter 5. The Jihad
  • Chapter 6. The Style of Politics
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • A Note on Transcription
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Characters
Control code
ocn889248648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (247 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400855513
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt737ttq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889248648

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