Tribes Without Rulers: Studies in African Segmentary Systems John Middleton

ISBN: 9780415329972

Published: April 30th 2004

Hardcover

234 pages


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Tribes Without Rulers: Studies in African Segmentary Systems  by  John Middleton

Tribes Without Rulers: Studies in African Segmentary Systems by John Middleton
April 30th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 234 pages | ISBN: 9780415329972 | 9.63 Mb

Recent research in Africa has shown a wide range of political systems, from small societies of wandering hunters to large states of several million people comparable with mediaeval European feudal kingdoms. In between are many societies in which aMoreRecent research in Africa has shown a wide range of political systems, from small societies of wandering hunters to large states of several million people comparable with mediaeval European feudal kingdoms. In between are many societies in which a central government is lacking- the political system is based upon a balance of power between many small groups, which with their lack of classes or specialized political offices, have been called ordered anarchies.First published in 1958.



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