Litigants and households : African disputes and colonial courts in the French Soudan, 1895-1912

Roberts, Richard L., 1949-

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  • Creator Richard Roberts
  • Format Books
  • Publication Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2005] ©2005
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780325002590, 0325002592, 9780325002583, 0325002584
  • OCLC ocm57168315

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-302) and index.

Contents

  • "Disputes without significance" : African social history and colonial courts at a time of social transformation -- The foundations of the French colonial legal system in West Africa, 1673-1903 -- Customs and legal authority in the native courts -- The courts, the end of slavery, and the landscapes of power -- Women seeking divorce, men seeking control -- Bridewealth as contract -- Conflicts over property -- Disputing inheritance -- The importance of "disputes without significance"
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