- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (July 15, 1985)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0299102149
- ISBN-13: 978-0299102142
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #443,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oral Tradition as History 1st Edition
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“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 between the humanists and social scientists. If there is a single book that Africaists, oral historians, anthropologists, and folklorists should add to their personal libraries, this is it.”—Oral History Review
About the Author
Jan Vansina is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and the Vilas Professor in History and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1983 and was the first scholar chosen as "Distinguished Africanist" by the African Studies Association of the United States. His many books include Paths in the Rainforest, Living with Africa, Kingdoms of the Savanna (winner of the 1967 Herskovits Prize), and The Children of Woot, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press.