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Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873$
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Larry W. Yarak

Print publication date: 1990

Print ISBN-13: 9780198221562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873
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LARRY W. YARAK

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.003.0001

This chapter starts from the theoretical premiss that the state, as the arena of political practices and as a set of institutions concerned with power, enjoys a ‘relative autonomy’ within the larger social formation of which it is a part. The chapter also attempts to situate the study of the precolonial Asante state in its larger social, economic, and ideological context. In the course of examining the interaction of state and society, a thesis is developed that states that the important changes in the structure of the Asante state evident in the period from the mid-18th to the late 19th centuries cannot be correlated with fundamental change in the underlying social and economic structures. Furthermore, a discussion of the scholarly debate over the nature and transformation of the Asante state is provided. Finally, an overview of the remaining chapters is given.

Keywords:   Asante state, Asante society, precolonial Asante, relative autonomy

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