Wives of the Leopard - Bay, Edna G, Professor
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Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America. Tracing two hundred years of the history of Dahomey up to the French colonial conquest in 1894, the book follows change in two central institutions. One was the monarchy, the coalitions of men and women who seized and wielded power in the name of the king. The second was the palace, a household of ...

Wives of the Leopard 1998, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813917924

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