Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology

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Transaction Publishers, 1972 - Africa - 226 pages
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Contents

THE TREATMENT OF ORAL TRADITION
8
TRADITION AS A CHAIN OF TESTIMONIES
19
THE METHOD OF TRANSMISSION IN ORAL TRADITION
31
UNDERSTANDING THE TESTIMONY
47
THE TESTIMONY AS A MIRAGE
76
THE EVALUATION OF TESTIMONIES
114
HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE
141
THE CONTRIBUTION OF AUXILIARY DISCIPLINES
173
THE INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY page
183
NOTES
205
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS CITED
216
INDEX
223
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