African Political Systems

by M. Fortes & E. E. Evans-Pritchard
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Publisher: Taylor and Francis

Series: Routledge Revivals

Publication Date: June 03, 2015

ISBN: 9781317406242

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First published in 1940 and this edition in 1987, this book is a comparative study of African political institutions. It describes different types of social organisation that are found in a number of African societies and analyses the principles underlying these traditional forms of government.

The volume represents the results of field studies carried out by trained investigators in a number of areas, and was compiled and edited under the auspices of the International African Institute. It will be of interest to students, anthropologists and administrators.