Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute.
The series, originally published between 1950 and 1977, collected information on the peoples of Africa, using all available sources: archives, memoirs and reports as well as ethnographic research which, in 1945, had only just begun.
Each volume in the Ethnographic Survey of Africa contains sections as follows: Physical EnvironmentLinguistic DataDemographyHistory & Traditions of OriginNomenclatureGroupingCultural Features: Religion, Witchcraft, Birth, Initiation, BurialSocial & Political Organization: Kinship, Marriage, Inheritance, Slavery, Land Tenure, Warfare & JusticeEconomy & TradeDomestic ArchitectureEach of the 50 volumes will be available to buy individually, in print or ebook formats and these are organized into regional sub-groups: East Central Africa, North-Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Central Africa, Western Africa, and Central Africa Belgian Congo.
The volumes are supplemented with maps, which will be available to view on https://www.routledge.com/ or available as pdfs from the publishers.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 6036 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 19/01/2017
- Category: Social & cultural anthropology
- ISBN: 9781138232174