I was expecting more generalizations about oral traditions. Belgium-born and educated, Jan Vansina is known internationally for his many contributions to. Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology. Front Cover. Jan Vansina. Transaction THE METHOD OF TRANSMISSION IN ORAL TRADITION. Title, Oral tradition as history: Jan Vansina. Author, Vansina, Jan. Extent, dpi TIFF G4 page images. E-Distribution Information, MPublishing, University of.

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Using Vansina in conjunction with Molly Miller’s work was a great boon to my own research. Paul Gilroy Limited preview – Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part ogal the academic and scholarly community it serves.

Oral Tradition as History Jan M. Vansina Limited preview – Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Oral Tradition Assessed pp. Now, Vansina—with the benefit of two decades of additional thought and research—has revised his original work substantially, completely rewriting some sections and adding much new material.

Pages with related products. Oral Tradition As History History e-book project. As a graduate student I fansina repeatedly told not to believe any of the oral materials I might come across. Common terms and phrases Africa Ainu Akan become Buganda Burundi bushpigs Bwiti century chapter Children of Woot chronology claim clan cliches core images corpus culture culture hero deal Delivre dynastic epic episodes epochs evidence example exist Eyewitness genealogies genre given Hadiya Hence Henige hero historian historical accounts historical ss homeostasis Hopi hunter ical Imbangala implicit meaning intended meaning interpretation interviewer J.

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Now, Vansina—with the benefit of two decades of additional thought and research—has revised his original work substantially, completely rewriting some sections and adding much new material.

Oral tradition as history

If there is a single book that Africaists, oral historians, anthropologists, and folklorists should add to their personal libraries, this is it. University of Hiwtory Press- History – pages. For the second time in a quarter of a century, we are profoundly in the debt of Jan Vansina.

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. Account Options Sign in. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Other editions – Uan all Oral tradition: The result is an essentially new work, indispensable to all students and scholars of history, anthropology, folklore, and ethno-history who are concerned with the transmission and potential uses of oral material.

Evans-Pritchard episode example exist fact factors failure of memory falsification fieldworker fixed texts free texts function genealogies give happens historian historical source important influence initial informant instance interest Jan Vansina Kagame kind king king of Burundi king of Rwanda Kuba lambil large number linguistic literary categories Luapula means Meyerowitz mnemonic names Ndoong Ntare occur official traditions oral traditions parent text particular past person poems poetry political possible preserved proverb purpose question recited recording regarded reliability royal Ruganguuza Ruhinda Rundi Rwanda social society songs specialists statements stereotype structure Takyiman tale testi tion transmitted tribal tribes Trobriand Islanders Tutsi type of tradition usually Vansina variant vajsina various whole words writing.

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Aw same year he became director of the center, a position he held for the next several years. Jan Vansina is the John D. In this work he has successfully resolved a question that has long perplexed historians of Africahow the Bantu peoples passed from their origins in the Niger-Benue region through the great tropical rainforests of Zaire to the savanna lands to the south, where they proliferated throughout eastern, central, and southern Africa.

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