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Antecedents to Modern Rwanda: The Nyiginya Kingdom (Africa and the Diaspora)

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To understand the genocide and other dramatic events of Rwandaand#8217;s recent past, one must understand the history of the earlier realm. Jan Vansina provides a critique of the history recorded by early missionaries and court historians and provides a bottom-up view, drawing on hundreds of grassroots narratives. He describes the genesis of the Hutu and Tutsi identities, their growing social and political differences, their bitter feuds, revolts, and massacres, and the relevance of this dramatic history to the post-genocide Rwanda of today.

2001 French edition, Katharla Publishers

About the Author

Jan Vansina is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and the Vilas Professor in History and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsinand#8211;Madison. His many books include his 1994 memoir Living with Africa, Oral Tradition as History, Kingdoms of the Savanna, and The Children of Woot, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299201203
Subtitle:
The Nyiginya Kingdom
Editor:
Spear, Thomas
Editor:
Spear, Thomas
Editor:
Henige, David
Author:
Vansina, Jan
Editor:
Henige, David
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Rwanda Kings and rulers.
Subject:
Rwanda History.
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Africa and the Diaspora: History, Politics, Culture
Publication Date:
20041104
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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