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Since publication in 1957 the importance of Bohannan's study of judicial institutions and procedures among the Tiv has been widely recognized. It has contributed widely to the continuing discussion concerning the objectives and methods to be followed in the anthropological study of law and the contribution this makes to comparative jurisprudence. the work describes and defines Tiv ideas of 'law' as expressed in the operations of their courts known as Jir. The analysis is based on and illustrated by numerous cases which the author attended and discussed with leaders in the Jir.
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1. The Sahara 2. Africa Antiqua 3. Races of Man 4. Medieval Arabic Writers 5. The Almoravids 6. Ghana 7. Mali 8. The Rise of the Songhai Empire 9. The Askias 10. Leo Africanus 11. The Crescent and the Cross 12. The Quest for Gold 13. The Sea of Darkness 14. The Moorish Invasion 15. The Fall of the Songhai Empire 16. El Dzehebi 17. The Later Pashas 18. The Veil 19. The Niger Quest 20. The Sokoto Fulani 21. The Lifting of the Veil 22. The Great Caravans 23. Shepherd Kings.