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Metals in Mandara mountains' society and culture 1 edition

Metals in Mandara mountains' society and culture
Nicholas David

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Metals in Mandara mountains' society and culture
edited by Nicholas David

Published 2012 by Africa World Press in Trenton, NJ .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

List of contributors --
A note on transcription -- -- Setting the stage
Introduction -- Nicholas David
The prehistory and early history of the northern Mandara mountains and surrounding plains -- Scott Maceachern
My father René Gardi & Co.: Truadak and Rabash, Hans Eichenberger and Paul Hinderling -- Bernhard Gardi -- Society and economy
Smith and society: patterns of articulation in the northern Mandara mountains -- Nicholas David and Judy Sterner
Ricardo in the Mandara mountains: iron, comparative advantage, and specialization -- Nicholas David
Competition and change in two traditional African iron industries -- Nicholas David and Ian G. Robertson
Typology and society: hoes and knives among the Wandala and their neighbors -- Ian Robertson -- History and ideology
The development of endogamy among smiths of the Mandara mountains eastern piedmont: myths, history and material evidence -- Olivier Langlois
The wife of the village: understanding caste in the Mandara mountains -- James H. Wade
The iron bride: blacksmith, iron, and femininity among the Kapsiki/Higi -- Walther Van Beek
A touch of wildness: brass and brass casting in Kapsiki -- Walter Van Beek
Afterword -- Jean-Pierre Warnier.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HD9527.C173 M356 2012

The Physical Object

p. cm.

ID Numbers

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9781592218899, 9781592218905
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