7 edition of The kingdom of Benin in West Africa found in the catalog.
Presents the history and culture of the kingdom which 500 years ago outshone all others on Africa"s west coast and which is now part of Nigeria.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-77) and index.
|Series||Cultures of the past|
|LC Classifications||DT515.45.B56 M55 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||80 p. :|
|Number of Pages||80|
|LC Control Number||95044098|
Ouidah, also spelled Whydah, town in southern Benin, western lies along the Gulf of Guinea.. The town was the main port of the Kingdom of Abomey in the 18th and 19th centuries. Portuguese, French, Dutch, Danish, British, and Americans all vied for a share of the slave and palm-oil trade made available through Ouidah by the efficiently organized and centralized kingdom. The Kingdom of Whydah (also spelt Hueda, Whidah, Ajuda, Ouidah, Whidaw, and Juda) was a kingdom on the coast of West Africa in what is now Benin. It was a major slave trading area. In , it had a coastline of around 16 kilometres (10 mi); under King Haffon, this was expanded to 64 km (40 mi), and stretching 40 km (25 mi) inland. The Kingdom of Whydah was centered in Savi.
Benin and other West African kingdoms. West Africa has been home to some great kingdoms and empires. The kingdom of Ife developed in the rainforest in the s. Its art and religion influenced. Get this from a library! The kingdom of Benin. [Dominique Malaquais] -- A survey of the history and culture of the West African kingdom of Benin that flourished after Eweka I became king about and fathered a dynasty that still exists today.
What was the title of Chinua Achebe's first book (published in )? The Kingdom of Benin What West African kingdom began to grow in power as the kingdom of Ghana declined? Until the late 19th century, one of the major powers in West Africa was the kingdom of Benin, in what is now southwest Nigeria. When European merchant ships began to visit West Africa from the 15th century onwards, Benin came to control the trade between the inland peoples and the Europeans on the coast.
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Millar looks at the Benin, which was the most spectacular kingdom of West Africa years ago. She gives an overview of its history including the fact that slavery was rampant there even before Europeans came to the African coast.
The author goes on to describe their belief system in gods, witches, ghosts, magic, and sacrificial rites/5(3). K-Gr The Benin kingdom is home to the Edo people, who were among the many groups of West Africans who were enslaved and taken to the Americas, bringing with them a rich heritage of religion, art, and customs.
This book briefly describes the people as they live in their country today: their gods, royalty, trade, art, and : $ The Kingdom of Benin (First Book) Library Binding – September 1, by Dominique Malaquais (Author)Author: Dominique Malaquais.
The kingdom of Benin in West Africa. [Heather Millar] -- Presents the history and culture of the kingdom which years ago outshone all others on Africa's west coast and which is now part of Nigeria. Benin Royal Arts of a West African Kingdom by Kathleen Bickford Berzock (1) was produced to accompany at the Art Institute of Chicago the exhibition, Benin - Kings and Rituals: Court Arts from Nigeria, July 10 - Septem As readers may recall, this exhibition started in Vienna, went to Paris and Berlin and will end in Chicago/5(4).
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Benin. Benin, one of the principal historic kingdoms of the western African forest region (fl. 13th–19th century). head of an oba Head of an oba, Edo brass sculpture from the court of Benin, Nigeria, 16th century; in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
Photograph by Katie Chao. 7. Oba Orhogbua is the first literate king ever recorded in West-African history. Oba Esigie is the first king in Africa to be baptised in the year AD in Benin. The Dutch physician Olfert Dapper, gave a stirring description of the Oba of Benin In his book Description of Africa, he wrote:Author: Samuel Okoruwa.
Why Kingdom of Benin should be given prominence in world history: It is the only African kingdom to have recorded its history for posterity through this unique art form. These metal bronze plaques tell a full and varied history of the West African people over hundreds of years and which can be verified today through their current practices.
The kingdom of Benin in West Africa by Millar, Heather, Publication date Topics Bini (African people), Bini (African people), Bini (African people) Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Associate-Tim-Bigelow on Pages: Get this from a library.
The Benin Kingdom of West Africa. [John Peffer] -- Describes the history and customs of the Edo of Benin who live in the rain forest of Nigeria and. Part of the CIVILIZATIONS OF AFRICA series, a book about the Benin people of Africa which examines their origins, homelands, religion and traditions, and includes phonetic pronunciations for unusual words.
Illustrated by colour photographs. The Kingdom of Benin is an accessible information text based on the tribes of the ancient Kingdom of Benin and the way in which the kingdom changed and developed over time. This book is colourful, informative and designed to be accessible to young readers.
The Benin kingdom, however, is located among the Edo-speaking peoples, whose social institutions are in many respects more akin to those of the small-scale Ibo societies to the east.
It is useful to distinguish the Benin kingdom from the outlying territories which at various times accepted the Oba's : R. Bradbury. Based on accounts of true events, the story of the Benin Expedition combat is told through the eyes of a British’s officer’s young the main character is on a school trip with her classmates to the World Museum.
In an incident, she is transported back in time to. Benin was an important kingdom in West Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Find out about Benin's magnificent capital city, the objects that Benin traded with Europe and their intricate bronze plaques and statues.
Read about food and farming. Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a West African kingdom that rose to prominence in about and over the next two and a half centuries became a regional power, largely based on its slave trade.
France began to control the coastal areas of Dahomey in the second half of the 19th century; the entire kingdom was conquered by The Benin Red Book is narrated from a historical perspective, with the aim of setting earlier historical accounts straight and advancing the course of the kingdom beyond the shores of Africa.
Plans for the launch of the well-researched book were unveiled recently at a press conference held at the Palace of Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Ewuare II, the. The Benin Kingdom of West Africa (Celebrating the Peoples and Civilizations of Africa) (Book) Book Details.
ISBN. Title. The Benin Kingdom of West Africa (Celebrating the Peoples and Civilizations of Africa) Author. Peffer, John. Publisher. PowerKids Press.
Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $ Question:A kingdom of the West African rain forest. The Benin empire is known for it's boys were often apprenticed to old soldiers.
Answer:Trans-Saharan trade/Gold and salt trade. K-Gr 2-The Benin kingdom is home to the Edo people, who were among the many groups of West Africans who were enslaved and taken to the Americas, bringing with them a rich heritage of religion, art, and customs.
This book briefly describes the people as they live in their country today: their gods, royalty, trade, art, and : John Peffer.Read and learn for free about the following article: The Kingdom of Benin If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.
If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains * and * are unblocked.The Oldest Church in West-Africa was established in Great Benin Empire by the Earliest Portuguese missionaries in the 16th Century which is today known as the Holy Aruosa (Benin National Church).
Pope Pius XII visited Benin and handed the church to the Oba of Benin, Oba Oreoghene in AD.