Book

The Konso of Ethiopia: A study of the values of an east Cushitic people

AuthorHouseCentral Milton Keynes • Published In 2008 • Pages:

By: Hallpike, C. R. (Christopher Robert).

Abstract
This book examines the ways traditional Konso values gave coherence to their social institutions and religious rituals. Emphasis on the values of communal life and masculinity led to the continuity of a unique settlement pattern consisting of compact, stone walled towns situated atop extensively terraced hills. In each town, one finds not just individual homesteads and wards, but also well cared for communal ritual spaces and men’s houses, together with clusters of standing stones and anthropomorphic wooden grave figures commemorating battles and hometown veterans.
Subjects
Location
Settlement patterns
Community structure
Streets and traffic
Community heads
Community councils
Inter-community relations
Lineages
Status, role, and prestige
Priesthood
Revelation and divination
Tillage
Land use
Water supply
Territorial hierarchy
Form and rules of government
Real property
Research and development
Missions
Acculturation and culture contact
culture
Konso
HRAF PubDate
2016
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Eastern Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Anthropologist-4, 5
Analyst
Teferi Abate Adem
Coverage Date
1500-1997
Coverage Place
Konso Special Woreda, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region, Ethiopia
Notes
C. R. Hallpike
Includes bibliographical references (p. 479-487) and index
LCCN
2007908703
LCSH
Konso (African people)