Rattray, R. S. (Robert
Ashanti law and constitution
Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1929. xix, 420 p., 154 plates:
by Capt. R. S. Rattray, M.B.E., B.Sc. (Oxon.)
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2000. Computer File
Form and rules of government (642);
Legal norms (671);
This volume, the third of Rattray’s three major studies of the
Ashanti, traces the development of legal, political, and judicial institutions
from their origin in the simple family group under a house-father to their
present-day function in the territorial divisions under a paramount chief.
Detailed data are provided for the divisions of Asumegya, Bekwai, Juaben,
Kokofu, Kumawu, Mampon, and Nsuta, and relationships between the divisions and
the central state are indicated. Specific legal norms, including definitions of
'household' as opposed to 'tribal' offenses, property law, trial procedure, and
sanctions are discussed in the latter part of this volume.
Document ID: fe12-003
Component part(s), monograph
Omitted from Files: pp. 410-420.
A glossary will be found in category
Mary L. Bartlett ; 1954
Akan (African people)