Skip to content

Your Cart


You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Making History in Banda
Anthropological Visions of Africa's Past

$55.00 ( ) USD

Part of New Studies in Archaeology

  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511032417

$ 55.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, Paperback

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Drawing on evidence from several disciplines, Ann Brower Stahl reconstructs the daily lives of Banda villagers of west central Ghana, from the time that they were drawn into the Niger trade (around 1300 AD) until British overrule was established early in the twentieth century. The case study aims to closely integrate perspectives drawn from archaeology, history and anthropology in African studies.

    • Takes an interdisciplinary approach (covering anthropology, archaeology and history)
    • Concerned with the lived past and with the making of history in the present
    • Combines theoretical and methodological discussion with a robust case study
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "...a provactive engagement of the multiple layers of tensions in interdisciplinary approaches to historical scholarship, and an eloquent demonstration of the importance of archaeology in historical anthropological project." International Journal of African History

    "Interdisciplinary work is revitalizing African Studies, and this monograph reveals how exciting the outcome can be.... A fine portrait of daily life emerges...." Choice

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511032417
    • contains: 18 b/w illus. 23 maps
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of Plates
    List of tables
    1. Refracted visions of Africa's past
    2. Envisioning Africa's lived past
    3. The past in the present: history-making in Banda
    4. The political-economic context
    5. Local life in the context of the Niger trade c.1300–1700
    6. The changing social fields of Banda villagers c.1725–1825
    7. The changing social fields of Banda villagers c.1825–1925
    8. Reflections: historical anthropology and the construction of Africa's past

  • Author

    Ann Brower Stahl, State University of New York, Binghamton
    Ann B. Stahl is Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.