The Institutions Of Precolonial Remo

Nolte Insa

in Obafemi Awolowo and the Making of Remo

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638956
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653027 | DOI:
The Institutions Of Precolonial Remo

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This chapter focuses on the political anatomy of the Remo towns during the nineteenth century, thus privileging the social anatomy of institutions over the explanation of historical processes. The primary concern is to introduce the reader to the historically embedded functioning of Remo's main political, ritual and social institutions in different contexts and over time, in order to explain both the enduring nature of important political dynamics, and the changing historical debates and struggles surrounding and appropriating them.

Keywords: Remo towns; nineteenth century; political institutions; ritual institutions; social institutions

Chapter.  17697 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: African Studies

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