Dawn to Dusk

  • Auteur: Iro Eweka
  • ISBN: 9780714643625
  • Date de sortie: 1998
  • Collection: Taylor & Francis
  • Total Download: 4799
  • Total Read: 1948

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Dawn to Dusk is a collection of Edo (or Benin) folk tales: an oral history of Edo culture and tradition. It tells the story of how the ancient Edo conceived of the world and how they attempted both to explain the origin of their human existence on earth and to interpret their environment. In 1485 an Edo king was establishing diplomatic and trading relationships with Portugal. In Joao Affonso d'Aveiro's estimation, the Benin kingdom compared favourably with his own in terms of 'civilisation'. Even further back, when the earliest travellers were first 'discovering' Africa, the Edo king and people were well known, feared and respected as far away as present-day Mali. In 1897, the fire that destroyed the city seemed also to have destroyed the language, traditions and culture of the Edo people. And so, today, the language is all but dead and the culture disowned. Iro Eweka recounts some of the ancient stories, myths and lore passed down through families and communities of the Edo kingdom throughout the ages. The second part of the book contains ancient Edo proverbs, both in the original language and in English, which point to the culture, traditions and customs of this ancient society.

Benin

  • Auteur: Martha Kneib
  • ISBN: 9780761423287
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Marshall Cavendish
  • Total Download: 8209
  • Total Read: 8621

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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Benin"--Provided by publisher.

Benin

  • Auteur: Stuart Butler
  • ISBN: 9781841621487
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Bradt Travel Guides
  • Total Download: 2368
  • Total Read: 5656

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This new guide gives a lively and off-beat insight into this small but fascinating country. National parks, wildlife, museums, historic buildings, beaches, surfing, traditional ceremonies, kings, voodoo, the ancient slave trade and Benin's delightful people are all presented, along with practical tips on accommodation, transport, food, etiquette, eight-foot-tall chickens and avoiding sorcerers.

Benin

  • Auteur: Kit Elliott
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1979-02-01
  • Collection: Lerner Pub Group
  • Total Download: 6567
  • Total Read: 7790

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Portrays the West African kingdom of Benin as it existed when visited by the Portuguese in 1472 and describes its customs and the ceremony surrounding the Oba.

Benin

  • Auteur: Kathleen Bickford Berzock
  • ISBN: 9780300136777
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: Art Inst of Chicago
  • Total Download: 8856
  • Total Read: 2091

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In the late 15th century, the Kingdom of Benin (located in present-day southwestern Nigeria) established a mercantile relationship with Portugal, significantly increasing its wealth and might. Benin became a regional powerhouse and, under a long lineage of divine rulers, or obas, it wielded great economic and political influence. The obas also supported guilds of artists—chief among them brass casters and ivory carvers—whom they employed to produce objects that honored royal ancestors, recorded history, and glorified life at court. The sophisticated creations of Benin’s royal artists stand among the greatest works of African art. This stunning book features a selection of Benin’s extraordinary artworks that range from finely cast bronze figures, altar heads, and wall plaques to ivory tusks, pendants, and arm cuffs embellished in detailed bas relief. An insightful essay outlines the kingdom’s history and sheds light on these masterworks by describing their production and function in the context of the royal court.

Killer tiger in Benin City

  • Auteur: Humphrey Jude Akenzua (Prince.)
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2003
  • Collection:
  • Total Download: 1578
  • Total Read: 5720

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Historical Dictionary of Benin

  • Auteur: Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
  • ISBN: 0810871718
  • Date de sortie: 2013
  • Collection: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Total Download: 9481
  • Total Read: 6700

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Benin is now perceived of as a model of democracy in Africa because it has successfully established a democratic political system based on consensus and regular and fair elections, and it continues to improve its electoral and parliamentary systems. Since its democracy it has taken important steps towards laying the foundation for the rule of law by establishing stable political institutions that can withstand the test of time. It has also engaged in an important legal, institutional, and regulatory reform to establish a more favorable environment for private initiative. The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Benin covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Benin.
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