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African Crossroads: Intersections between History and Ethnography in Cameroon

Editors: Ian Fowler and David Zeitlyn

Published in June 1996

By Berghahn Books, Oxford

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Table of Contents

Chapters

  1. The Person, Ethnicity and the Problem of ‘Identity’ in West Africa - Richard Fardon
  2. Political relations on the eastern marches of Adamawa in the late 19th century: a problem of interpretation - Philip Burnham
  3. Mythic transformation and historical continuity: the Duala of Cameroon and German colonialism, 1884-1914 - Ralph A. Austen
  4. Imperialisms at the century’s end: Moghamo relations with Bali-Nyonga and Germany 1889-1908. - Robert O’Neil
  5. Nso' military organization and warfare in the 19th and 20th centuries - Verkijika G. Fanso and B. Chem-Langhëë
  6. Catholicism & Nso’ traditional beliefs - Joseph Lukong Banadzem 251
  7. “Pursue to attain”: a royal religion - Claude Tardits
  8. Rebellion, defection and the position of male cadets: a neglected category - Jean-Pierre Warnier
  9. Political dress: German-style military attire and colonial politics in Bamum - Christraud M. Geary
  10. Bibliography

Figures

  1. : ‘Fonyonge's soldiers, Bali.’ Bali-Nyonga, Cameroon.
    Photograph by Bernhard Ankermann, 1908.
    No. VIII A 5325. Courtesy Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin, Germany.
  2. : King Njoya receiving an oil print of Kaiser Wilhelm II for his support of the German military campaign against the Nso. Bamum, Cameroon.
    Photograph by Martin Göhring or Lieutenant from Putlitz, 1906.
    No. Kam 201. Courtesy Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany.
  3. : King Njoya and his father's throne in front of the old palace at Fumban. Bamum, Cameroon.
    Photograph delivered by Friedrich Lutz, May 1906.
    No. K 782. Courtesy Basel Mission Archive, Basel, Switzerland.
  4. : ‘The Lamido of Bamum surrounded by his loyal follower (daily attire).’
    Bamum, Cameroon.
    Photograph donated by Miss Schultz, 1905. No. 6, Box 67.
    Courtesy Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde, Germany.
  5. : ‘Lamido Njoya with his personal guard.’ Bamum, Cameroon.
    Photograph by Adolf Diehl, 1906/7.
    No. Kam 74. Courtesy Linden-Museum Stuttgart, Germany.
  6. : ‘Military of the chief.’ Bamum, Cameroon.
    Photograph by Martin Göhring, ca. 1907.
    No. K 1934. Courtesy Basel Mission Archive, Basel, Switzerland.
  7. : ‘Jodja with his loyal followers posed accurately after a picture of the German crown prince surrounded by his comrades.’ Bamum, Cameroon.
    Photograph donated by Miss Schultz, no date.
    Photograph by Rudolf Oldenburg, ca. 1906.
    No. 64, Box 67. Courtesy Hamburgisches Museum für Völkerkunde, Germany.
  8. : ‘The Bamum King with two of his greats.’ Bamum, Cameroon.
    Photograph by Martin Göhring, ca. 1907.
    No. E-30.29.4,5. Courtesy Basel Mission Archive, Basel, Switzerland.
  9. : King Njoya in dress uniform. Bamum, Cameroon
    Photographer unknown, ca. 1907.
    Copy of an enlargement in the Bamum Palace Museum at Fumban, Cameroon.
  10. : ‘King Njoya with his own soldiers in Duala.’
    Photographer unknown, January 1908.
    No. Ph MAF 6761. Courtesy Museum für Völkerkunde Leipzig, Germany.

Notes

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