Fon : FA18.

This collection of 15 documents covers cultural, economic and historical information on the Fon-speaking peoples of the Kingdom of Dahomey of southern Benin, from the early sixteenth century into the mid-late twentieth century. The most comprehensive ethnographic accounts date to the colonial period...

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Corporate Author: Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Authors: Adams, Monni., Argyle, William John, 1931-, Bay, Edna G., Blier, Suzanne Preston., Bowen, Elenore Smith, 1922-, Diamond, Stanley, 1922-, Falen, Douglas J., Herskovits, Melville J. 1895-1963., Herskovits, Frances S. 1897-1972., Law, Robin., Le Hérissé, A. 1876-1953., Mercier, P. 1922-, Tardits, Claudine., Tardits, Claude.
Format: eBook
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Human Relations Area Files, 2016-
Series:eHRAF World Cultures. Africa.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Fon appliqued cloths / Monni Adams
  • Fon of Dahomey, a history and ethnography of the Old Kingdom / by W.J. Argyle
  • Belief, Legitimacy and the Kpojito, an institutional history of the 'Queen Mother' in precolonial Dahomey / By Edna G. Bay
  • Art of assemblage ; Path of the leopard, motherhood and majesty in early Danhomé / By Suzanne Preston Blier
  • Dahomean marriage, a revaluation / Laura Bohannan
  • Dahomey, the development of a proto-state; an essay in historical reconstruction / Stanley Diamond
  • Culture Summary, Fon / Douglas Falen
  • An outline of Dahomean religious belief / By Melville J. Herskovits and Frances S. Herskovits
  • Dahomey, an ancient West African kingdom volume 1 ; Dahomey, an ancient West African kingdom volume 2 / [by] Melville J. Herskovits
  • The politics of commercial transition factional conflict in Dahomey in the context of the ending of the Atlantic slave trade / By Robin Law
  • L'Ancien Royaume du Dahomey / par A. Le Hérissé
  • Fon of Dahomey / By P. Mercier
  • Traditional market economy in south Dahomey / by Claudine and Claude Tardits.