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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Conventions on Spelling and Citing Dates Introduction Sources Constructing a History The Stage Part I 1. Preludes LateStone Age Foragers Of Pots, Fields, and Flocks Proto-Njila Speakers and Their Society The Dissemination of the Njila Languages and Its Consequences Metallurgy Toward the Formation of West Central Africa 2. Early Village Societies, 700-1000 Divuyu Agriculture Bovine Cattle Overarching Institutions: Corporate Matrilineages and Dispersed Matriclans Becoming Food Producers Part II 3. Of Water, Cattle, and Kings Nqoma Cattle Nomads and Their Societies Agropastoralists Networks History, Environment, and Collective Imagination 4. Of Courts and Titleholders Feti: An Angolan Zimbabwe? Principalities on the Planalto An Inner African Frontier In and Around the Lower Cuanza Basin Jaga Marauders and Their Government Ladders of Power and the Dynamics of Centralization 5. Of Masks and Governance Villages, Vicinages, and Sodalities Collective Government Local Leaders, Chiefs, and Palavers From Vicinage to Dynastic Web The Rund Kingdom and the Lunda Commonwealth Environment and Collective Imagination 6. A Coming Together Collective Imagination, Tradition, and the Dynamics of History Appendix: The Njila Group of Languages I. The Njila Group of Languages II. Composition and Internal Structure III. Links to Other Units and Points of Origin IV. Later Language History V. Chronology References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Africa, Sub-Saharan Politics and government, Africa, Central Politics and government, Tribal government Africa, Sub-Saharan, Tribal government Africa, Central, Political anthropology Africa, Sub-Saharan, Political anthropology Africa, Central