A View From the Periphery: A Re-Assessment of Asante-Dagbamba Relations in the 18th Century

Author: 
Haas, Karl J.
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African Studies Centre, Boston University
Date published: 
2017
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The International Journal of African Historical Studies
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The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2017, pp. 205-224
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The article focuses on the historiography of the Asante-Dagbamba and the Asante invasions of Dagbon in 1744-1745 and 1772. It attempts to re-assess the evidence of Asante dominance over Dagbon and re-evaluate the interpretations of such evidence. It argues that the Asante invasion and control of Dagbon are unfounded and influenced by Ghanaian geopolitics, the desire of post-independence scholars to craft a definitive history and reduction notions on the structure of precolonial polities.

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CITATION: Haas, Karl J.. A View From the Periphery: A Re-Assessment of Asante-Dagbamba Relations in the 18th Century . : African Studies Centre, Boston University , 2017. The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2017, pp. 205-224 - Available at: http://library.africa-union.org/view-periphery-re-assessment-asante-dagbamba-relations-18th-century

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