By Meyer Fortes

AFRICAN POLITICAL platforms through Fortes, Meyer CONTENTS: EDITORS' be aware. PREFACE. Professor A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, M.A. (Cantab.), Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology within the collage of Oxford advent. Dr. M. Fortes and Professor E. E. Evans-Pntchard goals of this e-book. A consultant pattern of African. Societies. Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics. the 2 different types of Political process Studied. Kinship in Political association. The effect of Demography. The effect of Mode of Livelihood. Composite Political structures and the Conquest idea. The Territorial point. The stability of Forces within the Political process, The occurrence and serve as of Organised strength. transformations in line with eu Rule. the magical Values linked to Political workplace. the matter of the boundaries of the Political staff. the dominion OF THE ZULU OF SOUTH AFRICA. Max Gluckman. B.A. (How.) (Witwatersrand), D.Phil. (Oxon). Professor of Social Anthropology within the collage of Manchester old advent. The Zulu King and the kingdom. prestige and Political strength. The Tribes in the state, Sanctions on Authority and the soundness of the kingdom. the folks and their Leaders. The interval of eu Rule. end. THE POLITICAL association OF THE NGWATO OF BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE. /. Schapera, M.A, (Cape town), Ph.D., D.Sc.(London), F.R.S.S.Af. Professor of Social Anthropology within the college of Cape toton Ethnic Composition and Territorial structure. the executive method. Powers and Authority of the executive. Rights and duties of Chieftainship. THE POLITICAL approach OF THE BEMBA TRIBE NORTHEASTERN RHODESIA. Audrey I. Richards, M.A«(Cantab\ Ph.D.(London). Reader in Social Anthropology on the London college of Economics and Political technology, collage of London 83Bantu Political association a few basic beneficial properties The Bemba Tribe: Tribal Composition Social Grouping Kinship neighborhood Grouping Rank different ideas of Social Grouping financial historical past White management. Bases of Authority: The Dogma of Descent felony principles of Descent and Succession. services and Prerogatives of Authority: The Headman the executive. The equipment of presidency: Administrative army Judicial Advisory, the combination of the Tribe. Post-European adjustments: New professionals brought results of the 1929 Ordinances. the dominion OF ANKOLE IN UGANDA okay. Oberg, A.M., Ph.D.(Chicago)t Escola Livre de Sociologia e Politica, SSo Paulo, Brazil conventional and historic history. Political prestige, the King and the Royal Kraal. Tribute. The Cult of Bagyendanwa. Succession. end.

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Nuer 6. Bantu Kavirondo 3. INTRODUCTION Each essay 3 furnishes, nevertheless, a useful standard by which may be the political systems of other peoples in the same area No classified. we such classification is attempted in this book, but recognize that a satisfactory comparative study of African political institutions can only be undertaken after a classification It would then be possible to study a of the kind has been made. whole range of adjacent societies in the light of the Ngwato system, the Tale system, the Ankole system, the Bemba system, and so on, and, by analysis, to state the chief characters of series of political systems found in large areas.

T. Bryant, Olden Times in Zululand and Natal (Longmans, 1938); J. Y. Gibson, The Story of the Zulus (Longmans, 191 1). The account of the Zulu nation in this article is reconstructed from histories, contemporaneous records, and my questionings of old men. ; AFRICAN POLITICAL SYSTEMS 26 Game into conflict. In this struggle Shaka, head of the Zulu tribe, was victorious by his personal character and military strategy, he made himself, in ten years, master of what is now Zululand and Natal, 1 and his troops were campaigning far beyond his boundaries.

Mystical plane, where it social system is, as it were, removed to a figures as a system of sacred values Hence people beyond overthrow a bad king, never questioned; hence the wars or feuds criticism or revision. will but the kingship is between segments of a society like the Nuer or the Tallensi are kept within bounds by mystical sanctions. These values are common to the whole society, to rulers and ruled alike and to all the segments and sections of a society. ^ |C-* The African does not see beyond the symbols; it might well be held that if he understood their objective meaning, they would lose the power they have over him.

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