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The Use and Misuse of Ethnohistorical Data in the Reconstruction of Techiman-Bono (Ghana) History

Dennis M. Warren
Ethnohistory
Vol. 23, No. 4 (Autumn, 1976), pp. 365-385
Published by: Duke University Press
DOI: 10.2307/481652
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/481652
Page Count: 21
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The Use and Misuse of Ethnohistorical Data in the Reconstruction of Techiman-Bono (Ghana) History
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Abstract

Using the Techiman-Bono of central Ghana as a case study, the uses and misuses of ethnohistorical data in the reconstruction of African history are considered. This paper emphasizes the chronological aspects of oral history, the relationship between oral data and oral tradition, and the role which Western conceptions of time may play in misinterpreting non-Western oral histories.

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