The Egba at Abeokuta: Acculturation and Political Change, 1830–1870

@article{Phillips1969TheEA,
  title={The Egba at Abeokuta: Acculturation and Political Change, 1830–1870},
  author={Earl H. Phillips},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1969},
  volume={10},
  pages={117 - 131}
}
  • E. Phillips
  • Published 1 January 1969
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
Following the establishment of the city-state of Abeokuta, the Egba and Owu returned to the forms of government known and respected before the retreat from the north, each township running its own affairs and reclaiming old prerogatives. This urban parochialism proved increasingly cumbersome after the death of Sodeke, when, without effective central leadership, the Ogboni and Ologun manœuvred for political predominance. These difficulties were compounded after mid-century as the tempo of… 
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