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In Feudal Africa: History and Traditions of the Kwanyama

In Feudal Africa: History and Traditions of the Kwanyama

In Feudal Africa: History and Traditions of the Kwanyama gives an historical overview of the history, social order and culture of the Kwanyama people in Namibia.
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Title: In feudal Africa
Subtitle: History and Traditions of the Kwanyama
Author: Edwin Meyer Loeb
Publisher: Namibia Scientific Society
Windhoek, Namibia 2015
ISBN 9789994576364 / ISBN 978-99945-76-36-4
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 380 pages, numerous b/w photographs, 5 maps

About: In Feudal Africa. History and Traditions of the Kwanyama

In its 90th year of operations, the Namibia Scientific Society has republished Edwin Loeb's In Feudal Africa: History and Traditions of the Kwanyama. This is in line with the long tradition of the Namibia Scientific Society of contributing to scientific enquiry and research, to knowledge production and dissemination. The book was originally published in 1962 by the Indiana University Center in Anthropology, Folklore and Linguistics but has been out of print for many years. It is based on the University of California Africa Expedition of 1947-48, with which Edwin Meyer Loeb spent some months in north central Namibia. The specific focus of members of the Expedition was to conduct ethnographic studies of the Kwanyama community, and they travelled to various different areas interviewing people and recording customs.

Content: In Feudal Africa. History and Traditions of the Kwanyama

I. POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF THE OVAKWANYAMA
The Land and the People
The Kingship I. Chronicle of the Ovakwanyama Kings
The Kingship II. The Divine King
The Kingship III. The Life of a King
The Law and the Administration of Justice
Warfare
II. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE OVAKWANYAMA
Clans and Kinship
Special Social Relations
Occupational and Social Rank
The Kraal and Its Inhabitants
III. NORMAL ACTIVITIES AND MATERIAL CULTURE
Trade, Cattle, and Agriculture
Hunting, Trapping, and Fishing
Material Culture I. Food, Drink, and Narcotics
Material Culture II. Clothing and Ornament
Material Culture III. Craftsmanship
IV. THE TWO CYCLES
Cosmogony and Seasonal Festivals
The Cycle of the Individual Life I. Birth, Infancy, and Childhood
The Cycle of the Individual Life II. Puberty Ceremonies and
V. NEIGHBORS OF THE OVAKWANYAMA
The Nyanyeka, the Humbe, and the Aandonga
The Uukwambi and the Herero
VI. THEORY OF SOUTH WEST AFRICAN NATIVE CULTURE
Theory of South West African Native Culture
ILLUSTRATIONS
APPENDIX The Ovakwanyama Migration Story
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Maps
Map 1.: Ambo Migrations
Map 2.: Tribes of South West Africa
Map 3.: Ambo Tribes and Languages
Map 4.: Early Mediterranean Influences
Map 5.: Habitations of South Africa
Drawings
Photographs
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS