`The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself' and Other Writings, by Agyeman Prempeh (Fontes Historiae Africanae, New Series: Sources of African History, 6)

Agyeman Prempeh

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Hardcover (240 pages)

British Academy


Editorial Description

This is a key text for understanding the history of the great West African kingdom of Asante (now in Ghana). It is perhaps the earliest example of history writing in English by an African ruler. The result is an indispensably detailed account of the Asante monarchy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Context is provided by the inclusion of other writings by or about Agyeman Prempeh, together with four introductory essays by the world's leading scholars of Asante history.

Reader Reviews

Extremely valuable
Excellent example of primary research material. The labors of the authors have provided us with an original manuscript and comments. Invaluable for scholarly research.