Forests of Gold: Essays on the Akan and the Kingdom of Asante

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Forests
of
Gold
Essays on the Akan
and the Kingdom
of Asante

IVOR WILKS

OHIO UNIVERSITY PRESS
ATHENS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures x
  • Tables xi
  • List of Maps xi
  • List of Illustrations xii
  • Preface xiii
  • Notes xvi
  • Permissions xvii
  • 1 - Wangara, Akan, and Portuguese in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries 1
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 32
  • 2 - Land, Labor, Gold, and the Forest Kingdom of Asante: A Model of Early Change 41
  • Introduction 82
  • 3 - Founding the Political Kingdom: The Nature of the Akan State 91
  • Introduction 91
  • Notes 120
  • 4 - The Golden Stool and the Elephant Tail: Wealth in Asante 127
  • Introduction 127
  • Notes 160
  • 5 - Dissidence in Asante Politics: Two Tracts from the Late Nineteenth Century 169
  • Introduction 169
  • Notes 185
  • 6 189
  • Introduction 189
  • Notes 210
  • 7 - Space, Time and Human Sacrifice"" 215
  • Introduction 215
  • Notes 237
  • 8 - What Manner of Persons Were These? Generals of the Konti of Kumase 241
  • Introduction 241
  • Notes 282
  • 9 - What Manner of Persons Were These? Officials of the Kumase Administration 293
  • Introduction 293
  • Notes 325
  • 10 - She Who Blazed a Trail: Akyaawa Yikwan of Asante 329
  • Introduction 329
  • Notes 357
  • Sources Cited 363
  • Index 377
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