ISBN 9789781563898
Pages 280
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1994
Publisher Fourth Dimension Publishing Company, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The History of Political Change amoung the Tiv in the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Tesemchi Makar

This book looks at the origins of the Tiv, their sociological set-up and culture, migrations and dispersals, and what the Tiv people have contributed to Nigeria. More specifically it outlines social and political cultures of the Tiv, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the era of Tor Agbande, the Chamba wars, and the great dispersals in the Benue plains. It analyses the era of British chiefs until 1950, the impacts of the missionaries, and the subsequent so-called eras of politics. The author sets out the system of government amongst the Tiv prior to British conquest, and shows how this suffered dramatic dislocation once the Tiv were subjected to alien rule.

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