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The history of the Yorubas from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate.

Johnson, Rev. Samuel (O. Johnson, ed.)

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ISBN 10: 0710016158 / ISBN 13: 9780710016157
Published by London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd., [, 1969
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]. 684p. Folding map. Top corners slightly bumped; cloth frayed at outside edge of rear cover; small green discoloration on bottom edge; otherwise very good condition in edge-worn and partially sun-darkened dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 29944

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Title: The history of the Yorubas from the earliest...

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd., [

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

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Samuel Johnson (1846-1901) was an Anglican minister and historian renowned for his magisterial history of the Yoruba people. Born in Freetown in Sierra Leone and educated by the Church Missionary Society, Johnson was sent with his family to Idaban in Nigeria in 1857. He was ordained in 1880 and by 1897 had finished the manuscript for The History of the Yorubas. However the original publisher mysteriously misplaced the manuscript. After Johnson's death his brother, Dr Obadiah Johnson, recompiled the text from Samuel's notes. This volume, first published in 1921, contains that reconstructed edition. This pioneering volume brought together various oral and recorded accounts of Yoruba history, describing not only political history but also social customs, language and laws. Although recent analysis of the text has revealed some inaccuracies, this volume remains the standard reference for the history of the Yoruba people.

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Samuel Johnson (1846-1901) was an Anglican minister and historian renowned for his magisterial history of the Yoruba people. This volume, first published in 1921 by his brother, Dr Obadiah Johnson, contains Johnson's pioneering history of the Yoruba people which remains the standard reference for Yoruba history.

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