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Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873

Larry W. Yarak


This is a study of the administration and government of the West African kingdom of Asante between 1744 and 1873. The book analyses the nature and development of the pre-colonial state, and traces the history and character of the Asante-Dutch relationship from the early 18th century until the Dutch departure from the Gold Coast in 1872. The book contains extensive research in hitherto neglected Dutch archives, and gives detailed examination of important Asante oral sources. This book broadens our knowledge of the complexities of Afro-European relations on the pre-colonial Gold Coast, and contr ... More

Keywords: Weat Africa, Asante, pre-colonial Asante, Asante-Dutch relationship, Colonial Dutch, pre-colonial Gold Coast, Asante oral sources, Afro-European relations, African institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198221562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry W. Yarak, author
Texas A & M University