Ecological Variables in the Origin and Evolution of African States: the Buganda Example

  title={Ecological Variables in the Origin and Evolution of African States: the Buganda Example},
  author={Conrad Phillip Kottak},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={351 - 380}
  • C. Kottak
  • Published 1 June 1972
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
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