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The Northern Bantu
An Account of Some Central African Tribes of the Uganda Protectorate


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Anthropology

  • Date Published: August 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108010726

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  • John Roscoe (1861–1932) was an ordained Christian missionary who was elected a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Society in 1912 for his contributions to the ethnographic record of Uganda. John Roscoe joined the Uganda mission in 1891 and upon returning to England in 1909 he began to publish the results of his investigations into the lives of the indigenous people in Uganda. This edition contains an ethnographic survey of six different indigenous Bantu speaking groups living near Lake Victoria, and was first published as part of the Cambridge Archaeological and Ethnological Series in 1912. In this work he describes the social, political and economic life of these groups before European influence from colonialism, drawn from interviews with local people in their own language. This volume contains views on ethnicity which were acceptable at the time this volume was published.

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    • Date Published: August 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108010726
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Banyoro, a Pastoral People:
    1. The country, the people, the king
    2. Government
    3. Clans, totems and terms of relationship
    4. Marriage and birth
    5. Sickness and death
    6. Industries
    7. Warfare
    8. Hunting, drums and their use
    9. Religious beliefs
    Part II. The Banyankole, a Pastoral Tribe of Ankole:
    10. The country and people
    11. Government, clans and totems, marriage
    12. Birth customs, sickness, death and burial
    13. Religious beliefs, hunting, counting and division of time, music and games
    Part III. The Bakene, Lake Dwellers:
    14. The Bakene, lake dwellers
    sociology, government, religion, fishing, building, dress and ornaments
    Part IV. The Bagesu a Cannibal Tribe:
    15. The Bagesu, cultivation, food and government
    16. Marriage, birth, sickness and death
    17. Religious beliefs
    18. Music, dancing, warfare, building, amusements and hunting
    Part V. The Bagosa:
    19. North-western district, central district and southern district
    20. Marriage and birth customs
    21. Sickness, death and burial
    22. Government, industries, pleasures, building and warfare
    23. Religious beliefs
    Part VI. Nilotic Tribes, the Bateso and the Kavirondo:
    24. The Bateso and their country, government, social customs and religion
    25. The Nilotic Kavirondo and their country, government, marriage, birth and puberty
    26. Sickness, death, burial, warfare, industries, religion and relationships

  • Author

    John Roscoe

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