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Fon of Dahomey

William John Argyle

Fon of Dahomey

a history and ethnography of the old kingdom.

by William John Argyle

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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SeriesOxford monographs on social anthropology
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Open LibraryOL20675699M

  The Dahomey Amazons or N’Nonmiton, which means “our mothers” in Fon, were a Fon all-female military regiment of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin which lasted until the end of the 19th century. They were so named by Western observers and historians due to their similarity to the semi-mythical Amazons of ancient Anatolia and the Black Sea. By , the Fon kingdom of Dahomey was at the height of its power. It laid claim to almost all the coast of modern Benin plus much of south-central Benin as far north as Atcheribé. One of Dahomey's most important tributaries was the small kingdom of Porto-Novo near the on: Ouémé Department of modern Benin.

The Dahomey Amazons (17th Century – 19th Century) The Dahomey Amazons, or Mino, were an all-female regime of the Fon people of the Kingdom of Dahomey in Author: Tanasia Kenney. DAHOMEY 25 FR 25FR 25 FR85 50 FR FR AIR POST STAMPS. Birds DAHOMEY 50 FR FR FR AIR POST STAMPS Industrial Symbols Dr. Albert Schweitzer FR FR FR WHO Headquarters Pope Paul VI and Appeal for Peace Air Afrique Issue 20th Anniversary of UNESCO DAHOMEY 50 FR FR 70 30FR 30 FRFile Size: KB.

Apr 9, - Explore dinodonnell3's board "Dahomey Women" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Dahomey amazons, African history and African pins. French Dahomey was a French colony of and a part of French West Africa from to After World War II, by the establishment of the French Fourth Republic in , Dahomey became part of the French Union with an increased autonomy. On 11 December , the French Fifth Republic was established and the French Union became the French colony became the self Capital: Porto-Novo.


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Fon of Dahomey by William John Argyle Download PDF EPUB FB2

One of Dahomeys' women warriors, with a musket, club, dagger—and her enemy's severed head. (From Forbes, Dahomy and the Dahomans ()) It is noon on a humid Saturday in the fall Fon of Dahomey bookand a Author: Mike Dash.

The History of the Kingdom of Dahomey spans years from around until with the rise of the Kingdom of Dahomey as a major power on the Atlantic coast of modern-day Benin until French conquest. The kingdom became a major regional power in the s when it conquered the coastal kingdoms of Allada and control over these key coastal cities, Dahomey became a major center in.

Get print book. No eBook available. Go to Google Play Now» The Fon of Dahomey: A History and Ethnography of the Old Kingdom. William John Argyle. Clarendon Press, - Ethnology - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. I ordered this book to deepen my research on the Amazons of the ancient African kingdom known as Dahomey. My earlier research barely scratched the surface of what this book reveals, and offers a look inside the lives of these women through the eyes of men who had traveled through Dahomey as well as some oral traditions passed down through by: Dahomey: Traditions du Peuple Fon by A.

Jeanneret and Fon of Dahomey book great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Fon Dahomey, First Edition - AbeBooks Passion for books. DAHOMEY Hardcover – January 1, by (dahomey) (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: (dahomey).

This book discusses the history of the ancient West African Kingdom of Dahomey from its origin on the plateau of Abomey to its territorial expansion down to the coast.

The focus is on links between powers of the Dahomean monarchy and the local dynamics of kinship groups, religious institutions and village life.

Combining data both from historical sources and contemporary ethnographic accounts. In Part 1, Onuora Abuah travels to his boyhood home of Benin (West Africa) to learn the history of the 17th century Danhomé (Dahomey) kingdom which ruled the region.

Feb 5, - Explore omnyama's board "Dahomey amazons" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Dahomey amazons, African history and Black history pins. Dahomey (also called Abomey, after its capital city) was the state of the Fon people. It was originally a dependency of Allada, but during the 17th century a ruler called Wegbaja declared himself king and made Dahomey an independent state.

Under King Agaja (reigned western Africa: The. undefeatable opponants. By they comprised over 30 percent of the Dahomey fighting force. With considerable bloodshed, and at cost of some s' lives, the Fon were finally defeated by the French Foreign Legion in s of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The.

Kingdom of Dahomey / Dahomania AD 17th Century - Situated in western Africa, the Fon kingdom of Dahomey (or Abomey in its earliest years) was formed by a mixture of various local ethnic groups on the Abomey tribal groups, possibly forced to move due to the slave trade, coalesced around a highly centralised, strict military culture which was aimed at securing and eventually.

The last surviving Amazon of Dahomey died at the age of ina woman named Nawi who was discovered living in a remote village. At their height, they made up around a third of the entire Dahomey army; 6, strong, but according to European records, they were consistently judged to be superior to the male soldiers in effectiveness and.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Argyle, William John, Fon of Dahomey. Oxford, Clarendon P., (OCoLC) COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

FON PEOPLE: BENIN`S EMPIRE BUILDERS OF THE PAST KINGDOM OF DAHOMEY AND AN UNREPENTANT PRACTITIONERS OF VOODOO RELIGION The Fon people also known as Fon nu, are a major West African ethnic and Fon linguistic group in the country of Benin, and southwest are made up of more than 3, people.

Fon is the largest ethnic group in Benin. A myriad of misinformation and myths abound concerning the origins. To further obscure and complicate matters, in the West, the first independent black republic, Haiti, is also universally credited by western scholars of developing the Vodoun religion, or at least, introducing the “ Vodou ” religion into America.

High profile academic journals, trade book authors and ATR (African. The Aja living at Abomey organized into a strongly centralized kingdom with a standing army and gradually mixed with the local people, thus forming the Fon, or Dahomey, ethnic group.

By the late 17th cent. the Dahomey were raiding their neighbors for slaves, who were then sold (through coastal middlemen) to European traders. The Republic of Dahomey (French: République du Dahomey; pronounced) was established on Decemas a self-governing colony within the French to attaining autonomy it had been French Dahomey, part of the French August 1, Common languages: French, Yoruba, Fon.

The Dahomey Amazons are the only documented frontline female troops in modern warfare history. The Amazons of Dahomey were a military corps of women appointed to serve in battles under the direction of the Fon king of the Kingdom of Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin.

They acquired the name “amazons” by western observers due to. The Palace Sculptures of Abomey combines lavish color photographs of the bas-reliefs with a lively history of the Dahomey kingdom, complemented by period drawings, rare historical photographs, and colorful textile art. The book provides a vivid portrait of these exceptional narrative sculptures and the equally remarkable people who crafted them.Over the centuries, these visual stories have represented and perpetuated the history and myths of the Fon people.

The Palace Sculptures of Abomey combines lavish color photographs of the bas-reliefs with a lively history of the Dahomey kingdom, complemented by period drawings, rare historical photographs, and colorful textile art. The book. Most Francophone authors instinctively correct the mistake.

Auguste-Louis-René-Joseph Le Hérissé () served as a colonial official in Dahomey from tomainly as chief administrator of the Abomey cercle. He became so fluent in the Fon language, it was said, that blind men could not tell he was a by: 1.