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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Return to Book Page. Enesi rated it or was amazing Jul 09, Johnson has been described as “arguably the most distinguished yorugas of letters in English history”. Boswell’s Lifealong with other biographies, documented Johnson’s behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome TSa condition unknown to 18th-century physicians.

But of course when this book was written, the people were essentially confined to the western part of Nigeria Early Cultural Nationalism in West Africa. Missionary, Diplomat, and Historian. Fasola rated it it was amazing Jun 11, His father was Henry Johnson [Sr.

Inhe befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson’s travel narrative A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland described the journey. However, I think the writer had a little religious bias uorubas the fact that the author is a clergyman.

Adebisi Oyedeji rated it liked it Mar 12, Mide Odulate rated it it was amazing Nov 14, Strategic Transformations in Nigerian Writing: He also traveled to keep contact with the scattered Christians beyond Ibadan. 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.


Beginning as a Grub Street journalist, he made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.

Johnson and Charles Phillipsalso of the CMS, arranged a ceasefire in and then a treaty that guaranteed the independence of the Ekiti towns. 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.

Emmanuel rated it it was amazing Oct 14, And then the whites and the “maxim guns” which prodded lots of respect, and peace of sorts in Yorubaland Read this book a while ago and intend to read it again before I can confidently review it.

All this is detailed in this work, including the rise of Ibadan in the process.

Johnson, Samuel (1846-1901)

In he became schoolmaster at Aremo, Ibadan, and catechist there intaking increasing yhe in the frequent prolonged absence of missionary staff. Retrieved from ” https: Abdulfattah Popoola rated it it was ok Dec 21, Trivia About The History of th He presented a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him.

Oct 31, Pelumi rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read saving…. 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.

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Obadiah Johnson re-compiled and rewrote the book, using the reverend’s copious notes as a guide. Though a seminal work no doubt. And for the elaborate customs, and system johnsonn government with intricate, intelligent checks and balances. Dec 08, Eric rated it it was amazing. The Church Missionary Society would not publish the manuscript but passed it to another publisher, who lost it.

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Macmillan Reference USA, The Ijaiye war in particular was horrendous and embraced large parts of Yorubaland – and exceedingly tragic for Ijaiye town. The cause of their establishment in the West of Africa was, as it is stated, in consequence of their being driven by Yar-rooba, son of Kahtan, out of Arabia to the Western Coast between Egypt and Abyssinia. Dec 01, Wale rated it really liked it. AKIN rated it it was amazing Sep 17, After nine years of work, his Dictionary of the English Language was published inbringing him popularity and success; until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionaryyears later, Johnson’s was viewed as the preeminent British dictionary.

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It has often been reprinted. Views Read Edit View history. On their way they left in every place they stopped at, a tribe of their own people. Ibukun rated it really liked it Jun 23,