The Chadian Tubu: Contemporary Nomads Who Conquered a State

@article{Buijtenhuijs2001TheCT,
  title={The Chadian Tubu: Contemporary Nomads Who Conquered a State},
  author={R. Buijtenhuijs},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2001},
  volume={71},
  pages={149 - 161}
}
Abstract In the literature on pastoralist groups and the state, nomads are usually seen as increasingly marginalised today, whereas in the past nomads have often been described as ‘state builders’. But one interesting, if atypical, case has been overlooked: how a contemporary group of nomads, though they did not create a state, nonetheless came to conquer and dominate an existing one. The article starts by describing how the Tubu of Chad established dominance over the central government in the… Expand
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