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This is a tribute to Jacob Ade Ajayi, examining the four main areas he has addressed during his career: the importance of oral tradition as a historical source, Yoruba and West African studies, missionaries, and the historian's approach to the subject, focusing on the Ibadan school.
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Book Description London : Longman, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. ix, 244 pages ; 24 cm. owner's name in pen. Contents: Jacob Ajayi, historian / Robert Smith -- Oral tradition and oral history in Africa / E.J. Alagoa --The oral traditionist as critic and intellectual producer / P.F. de Moraes Farias --Colonial historiography / A.E. Afigbo --The roots of Yoruba historiography / Michel R. Doortmont --Between Crowther and Ajayi / J.D.Y. Peel --Ade Ajayi on Samuel Johnson / Toyin Falola --The historiography of the commercial transition in nineteenth-century West Africa / Robin Law --The traditional Muslim intellectual in Hausaland / Murray Last --Trends in the study of education in Africa / Michael Omolewa --Studies on missions in Africa / Felix K. Ekechí --African church historiography / Ogbu U. Kalu --New approaches to the history of mission Christianity / Terence Ranger --The Ibadan school of historiography and its critics / Paul E. Lovejoy -- "Africanist" historiography and its critics / Ralph A. Austen --African studies in the 1980s / Bogumil Jewsiewicki --Appendix: curriculum vitae of Jacob Ajayi / Toyin Falola. J. Seller Inventory # jdyp305