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Jan Vansina

Born: 14-Sep-1929
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: Belgium
Executive summary: Oral Tradition as History

    University: PhD History, Catholic University of Leuven (1957)
    Professor: University of Wisconsin at Madison

Author of books:
Oral Tradition: A Study in Historical Methodology (1965, history)
Kingdoms of the Savanna (1966, history)
The Tio Kingdom of the Middle Congo, 1880-1892 (1973, history)
The Children of Woot: A History of the Kuba Peoples (1978, history)
Oral Tradition as History (1985, history)
Paths in the Rainforests: Toward a History of Political Tradition in Equatorial Africa (1990, history)
Living with Africa (1994, memoir)
Antecedents to Modern Rwanda: The Nyiginya Kingdom (2004, history)
How Societies Are Born: Governance in West Central Africa Before 1600 (2004, history)
Being Colonized: The Kuba Experience in Rural Congo, 1880-1960 (2010, history)
Through the Day, Through the Night: A Flemish Belgian Boyhood and World War II (2014, memoir)



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