Dahomey As It Is: Being A Narrative Of Eight Months' Residence In That Country

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2004 - History - 564 pages
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1874. With a Full Account of the Notorious Annual Customs and the Social and Religious Institutions of the Ffons; also an Appendix on Ashantee and a glossary of Dahoman words and titles. The account of the eight months Skertchly, a British entomologist, spent in Dahomey. Contents: Arrival in Dahomey; An Excursion Near Whydah; The Whydah Lions; Journey to the Capital; Reception at Kana; Journey to Abomey; The Amazonian Salute; The So-Sin Custom; The Bush-King's So-Sin Custom; Presentation at Court; Journey to the Kong Mountains; The Attoh Custom; The Welcome from the King; The Bush-King's Attoh Custom; The Sin Kwain Custom; The Anlin Custom, and the Payment of the Tribute; The Azan-Gbeh, or Gun Custom; The Final Levee; The Dahoman Constitution; The Amazons; The Dahoman Religion; and Manners and Customs of the Dahomans.

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