Benin

  • Auteur: Martha Kneib
  • ISBN: 9780761423287
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Marshall Cavendish
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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.

Historical Dictionary of Benin

  • Auteur: Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
  • ISBN: 0810871718
  • Date de sortie: 2013
  • Collection: Rowman & Littlefield
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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.

Benin

  • Auteur: Christopher Allen
  • ISBN: 9780861874811
  • Date de sortie: 1989
  • Collection: Pinter Publishers
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The Art of Benin

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  • Date de sortie: 2010
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When the Portuguese made the first European contact with the west African kingdom of Benin in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, the kingdom was experiencing a golden age. Its authority on the Guinea Coast was expanding through military conquests, and during the sixteenth century it became a leading power in the region and a major trade partner for European merchants. Benin remained an influential independent state and a major political and economic power on the coast, though with periods of both decline and prosperity, until its conquest by the British in 1897. The arrival in Europe of the treasures from Benin produced an enormous sensation, causing a re-evaluation of and new appreciation for African art. This sumptuous photographic book showcases a series of specially taken photographs of key pieces in the British Museums collection. It opens with an introduction to the kingdom, court and culture of Benin, which is followed by thematic sections including kingship, ceremony, women, Europeans, and animals. Throughout, stunning photographs of the works are featured alongside close-up details.

Benin City

  • Auteur: Ekhaguosa Aisien
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  • Date de sortie: 1995
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Dawn to Dusk

  • Auteur: Iro Eweka
  • ISBN: 9780714643625
  • Date de sortie: 1998
  • Collection: Taylor & Francis
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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.
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