In the Belly of Dan

@article{Monroe2011InTB,
  title={In the Belly of Dan},
  author={J. Cameron Monroe},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52},
  pages={769 - 798}
}
  • J. Monroe
  • Published 29 November 2011
  • History
  • Current Anthropology
The kingdom of Dahomey arose on the Slave Coast of West Africa in the tumultuous era of the slave trade. This essay explores elite architectural strategies designed to cope with political instability in this period, particularly the role of urban landscape planning and resettlement schemes in the creation of political order. Attention is directed toward the role of palace construction campaigns across the Abomey Plateau, the core zone of Dahomean political power. Drawing on multiple lines of… 

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