Oral Tradition as History

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James Currey, Jan 1, 1985 - Africa - 258 pages
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Although written by a leading historian of Africa, Vansina's work on oral traditions ranges far beyond Africa, so has a wider relevance. Vansina explains not only how oral traditions have been used in the past but also how they should be used by historians in their research. North America: University of Wisconsin Press; Kenya: EAEP

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User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

I was a bit surprised by the methodological emphasis of this book, its focus is clearly on how historians should make use of oral traditions. I was expecting more generalizations about oral traditions ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clifton Toliver - Goodreads

This book is still considered to be the bible when it comes to the study of oral tradtion. It covers the full spectrum of research into this subject matter. This book is well researched, well written ... Read full review

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JSTOR: Oral Tradition as History
ORAL TRADITION AS HISTORY. Jan Vansina. Madison, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Press, 1985, Pp. xvi, 258. There is no doubt that Jan Vansina's first ...
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Oral Tradition as History. ... It is the question with which this essay...provide an introductory guide to the characteristics of oral tradition as history. ...
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UW Press - : Oral Tradition as History, Jan Vansina
"Oral Tradition as History is one of the best books of this genre. This volume's achievements reach well beyond any single discipline and create a bridge ...
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Research in African Literatures: Reviews the book "Oral Tradition as History," by Jan Vansina.
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Review Indian Economic & Social History
Book reviews : JAN VANSINA, Oral Tradition as History, James Currey,. http://ier.sagepub.com. The online version of this article can be found at: ...
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The case for oral tradition was further taken up in his more recent study, Oral Tradition as History. Vansina, however, not only makes a case for the ...
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How to Do Oral History
For detailed discussion on the differences between oral tradition and oral history read, J. Vansina, ‘Oral Tradition as History’ (1985). ...
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Oral, but Oral What? The Nomenclatures of Orality and Their ...
Even so, in Oral Tradition as History, Vansina defined oral ..... Oral Tradition as History. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Verma 1980. kc Verma. ...
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Social History Workshop: Oral History in Theory and Practice
Oral Tradition as History. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. Assignments:. Written Assignments:. Total Value: 65% ...
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About the author (1985)

Jan Vansina is professor emeritus of history and anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Widely considered one of the founders of the discipline of African history, he has published numerous books on history, anthropology, and research methods in Africa.

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