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 A Social‐Cultural Analysis of Celibacy among the Yoruba: Oyo Alafin's Servants as a Case Study

Oyeronke Olajubu

in Celibacy and Religious Traditions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195306316
eISBN:
9780199867721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306316.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Practitioners of indigenous African religions do not view celibacy in a positive way because it upsets the social and religious order and the necessity to propagate the species. Celibate individuals ... More


Prieto: Yorúbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Henry B. Lovejoy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645391
eISBN:
9781469645414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645391.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This Atlantic world history centers on the life of Juan Nepomuceno Prieto (c. 1773–c. 1835), a member of the West African Yorùbá people enslaved and taken to Havana during the era of the Atlantic ... More


The Dramatic and Decisive 1720S

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0014
Subject:
History, African History

From 1724, dramatic changes took place on the Slave Coast, with the Dahomean conquests of Allada (1724–6) and Hueda/ Ouidah-Glehue in 1727-30/33. It was, all told, a tremendously bloody affair. But ... More


Badagry

Henry B. Lovejoy

in Prieto: Yorúbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645391
eISBN:
9781469645414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645391.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines Prieto’s childhood and upbringing in Africa to confront the primitive stereotypes about pre-colonial African societies. Since there is no documentation surrounding Prieto as a ... More


New Lucumí from Ọ̀yọ́

Henry B. Lovejoy

in Prieto: Yorúbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645391
eISBN:
9781469645414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645391.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the years Camejo and Prieto led the Lucumí cabildo, warfare in the Bight of Benin hinterland resulted in the collapse of the kingdom of Oyo, which was a major West African slave-trading state. ... More


Lucumí War

Henry B. Lovejoy

in Prieto: Yorúbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645391
eISBN:
9781469645414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645391.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Following Oyo’s collapse, tens of thousands of warriors were sent to Cuba’s plantations. As the leader of a large Lucumí community in Havana, Camejo and Prieto could have predicted that warfare from ... More


Between Glory and Decay: West African Atlantic States in the Age of Revolution

Manuel Barcia

in West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719038
eISBN:
9780191788345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719038.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the political and socio-economic changes that took place in and around Oyo from the early 1790s onwards. Zooming in from the general (creation and destruction of states, ... More


Aftermath and General Considerations

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0015
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter explores how Dahomey did not really manage to stabilize the situation and especially failed to conquer new regions, a negative mark for a warrior state whose raison d’être was precisely ... More


Near Disaster: The First Years of the Tegbesu Era

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0016
Subject:
History, African History

Tegbesu, king of Dahomey (1740–74), found himself at the helm of a polity on the brink of implosion and was also faced with formidable external foes. He managed to wade through by accentuating the ... More


Continuation

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0018
Subject:
History, African History

From around the 1760s, we enter into the Age of the Atlantic Revolutions with the corresponding growing opposition in many quarters to slavery and the slave trade. The pivotal date is 1807 when ... More


The Long Goodbye

Finn Fuglestad

in Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa's Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190876104
eISBN:
9780190943110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876104.003.0019
Subject:
History, African History

The ruler of Dahomey from 1797 (up until possibly 1818) was Adandozan. But his reign has been erased from oral memory and the local tradition. Why this is so, constitutes another mystery in Dahomean ... More


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