The history of the Yorubas: from the earliest times to the beginning of the British Protectorate. by Johnson, Samuel, d. Topics Yoruba (African people). SAMUEL JOHNSON Pastor of Oyo EDITED BY DR. Educated natives of Yoruba are well acquainted with the history of England and with that of Rome and. The History of the Yorubas has 36 ratings and 7 reviews. Eric said: The simple truth is – no words suffice to describe the magnificence and radiance of.
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After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write essays for The Gentleman’s Magazine. The History of the Yorubas by Samuel Johnson. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The book also includes an index and map of the Yoruba country.
In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.
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He envisaged an originally unitary Yoruba state, of which Oyo and Ife were respectively the political and cultural pillars, and saw Christianity as crowning, not as overturning, Yoruba history. He also traveled to keep contact with the scattered Christians beyond Ibadan.
Mide Odulate rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Acheb The simple truth is – no words suffice to describe the magnificence and radiance of this work; no praise is high enough for the extraordinary sacrifice, diligence and doggedness of the “Johnson brothers” that finally brought this masterpiece into fruition. Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature ths a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
Be the first to ask a question about The History of the Yorubas. Very detailed description of the Yoruba tribe, although I must admit that I only read the first half that seemed to be interesting to me.
The History of the Yorubas
Adebisi Oyedeji rated it liked it Mar 12, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This biographical article about a Nigerian religious figure is a stub. Wars alas took their toll on the society, wars which would exasperate the encroaching British colonisers. He was even tacitly in support of colonialism.
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The second part is divided into four periods, dealing first with mytheological kings and deified heroes; with the growth, prosperity and oppression of the Yoruba people; the time of revolutionary wars and disruption; and, finally, the arrest of disintegration, inter-tribal wars, and the coming of the British. The simple truth is – no words suffice to describe the magnificence and radiance of this work; no praise is high enough for the extraordinary sacrifice, diligence and doggedness of the “Johnson brothers” that finally brought this masterpiece into fruition.
Retrieved from ” https: There are no discussion topics yoruubas this book yet. Pioneer, Patriot and Patriarch: Missionary, Diplomat, and Historian. During a visit from the bishop of Sierra Leone inhe was ordained deacon and priest and, after johnsno brief period at Ondo, in became pastor at Oyo.
The history of the Yorubas
He is also the subject of one of the most celebrated biographies in English, Samuel Johnson was an English author. University of Groningen Library, [x]. Its a treasure and a joy to read. After a series of illnesses, Johnson died on the evening of 13 December ; he was buried in Westminster Abbey. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In he became schoolmaster at Aremo, Ibadan, and catechist there intaking increasing responsibility in the frequent prolonged absence of missionary staff.
By he had completed the remarkable History of the Yorubasan account of Yoruba culture and tradition down to his own day.