Asante Kingdom

This year (2002) the tercentenary of diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Netherlands is being celebrated, both in Ghana and in the Netherlands. Events have been organized to inform the Dutch public, the media, civil society and politicians about what Ghana has to offer and to strengthen public support for development cooperation.

Among the events being organized in the Netherlands is a visit by the King of Asante to The Hague and Amsterdam in June 2002. To mark this occasion, the Library, Documentation and Information Department of the African Studies Centre has compiled a web dossier about the Asante Kingdom. The dossier contains a selection of titles from the library catalogue, an introduction on Asante, and some links to relevant web sites. The titles from the library catalogue are arranged under the following headings:

In addition, two videos featuring Asante are listed: one is on Ashanti craftsmen and focuses the Golden Stool, the other is a six-part series 'Wonders of the African World', which contains a volume on the slave kingdoms of Asante and Dahomey. Abstracts of most of the publications, details about availability and the lending of titles, as well as more references about Asante culture and society can be found in the library catalogue.

For more information about this dossier please contact us by email at asclibrary@ascleiden.nlor phone (+31 (0)71 527 3354).

Introduction

The celebrations to mark 300 years of diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Netherlands include a visit by the King of the Asante (in English: Ashanti), Osei Tutu II, to the Netherlands in June 2002. Osei Tutu is the traditional leader of the Asante, the largest ethnic group in Ghana and became king in 1999 after the death of Nana Opoku Ware II.

The Asante were one of the Akan-speaking peoples who settled in the forest region of modern Ghana between the 11thand 13th centuries. The separate Asante chiefdoms were united by Osei Tutu in the 1670s and in 1696 he took the title of Asantehene (king) and founded the Asante empire.

His nation rapidly became more powerful by forming alliances with neighboring peoples, leading to the formation of the Ashanti Union around 1700. He built a capital, Kumasi, and created the legend of the Golden Stool to legitimize his rule. The throne became the symbol of Ashanti authority. By 1750 the Asante Empire was the largest and most powerful state in the region. The empire's wealth and prosperity was based on mining and trading in gold and trading in slaves. The Asante also became famous for woodcarvings, furniture, and their brightly coloured woven cloth, called 'kente'. The kingdom continued to expand until, under King Osei Bonsu (1801-1824), Asante territory covered nearly all of present-day Ghana

During the nineteenth century, the Asante fought several wars against British colonial power but a series of defeats gradually weakened and reduced the territory. After the arrest and exile of Nana Prempeh I in 1896 and a final uprising in 1900, led by the Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa, the Asante were defeated. The British annexed their lands in 1902 and the empire was declared a King Osei  TutuCrown Colony. The exiled king, Nana Prempeh I, was allowed to return to Kumasi in 1924and was reinstated as the occupant of the Golden Stool in 1926. When he died in 1931 the Golden Stool passed to his nephew Nana Osei Agyeman Prempeh II. In 1970 the latter was succeeded by his nephew, Nana Opoku Ware II. The present king, Osei Tutu II, is the nineteenth Asantehene.

In Asante, the family line is matrilineal - inheritance passes from the mother to her children. The Golden Stool is also passed down matrilineally, to one of the king's maternal nephews. The Ashanti king's influence exists alongside the modern democracy and his position and that of the traditional chiefs are entrenched in the 1957 Constitution. In return, the king and all the paramount chiefs have had to cede political power to the central government. The king's position is still widely revered. His main function lies in fostering Asante culture. Since his ascension in 1999, the present king has attempted to revitalize his nation and to use its resources to promote education, health services, industry, and international partnerships and cooperation.

 

History of the Asante Kingdom

"Unity and progress": Asante politics revisited / Ivor Wilks
In: Ghana Studies: (1998), vol. 1, p. 151-179.

Kumase in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (1700-1900) / A.A. Anti. - Accra : Damage Control, 1996. - 186 p., [6] p. pl.ISBN 9988-75640-2

The Asante kingdom : illustrated Asante history / written by J.J. Opoku-Amponah. - Legon : J.J. Opoku-Ampomah, 1995. - 38 p. : ill., foto's

The fall of the Asante Empire : the hundred-year war for Africa's Gold Coast / Robert B. Edgerton. - New York [etc.] : The Free Press, cop. 1995. - X, 293 p., [8] p. foto's. : krt.- Bibliogr.: p. 283-book cover The fall of the Asante Empire290. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-02-908926-3

Monetization and the Asante State / Kwame Arhin.
In: Money matters : instability, values and social payments in the modern history of West African communities / ed. by Jane I. Guyer. - Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann: (cop. 1995), p. 97-110 : tab.

Spirituality, gender, and power in Asante history / by Emmanuel Akyeampong and Pashington Obeng.
In: The International Journal of African Historical Studies: (1995), vol. 28, no. 3, p. 481-508.

State and society in pre-colonial Asante / T.C. McCaskie. - Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, cop. 1995. - XVII, 492 p. : foto's, krt.- (African studies series ; 79). Bibliogr.: p. 442-466. - Met bijl., index, noten. ISBN 0-521-41009-6

An outline of Asante history / [Osei Kwadwo]. - Wiamoase-Ashanti : O. Kwadwo, cop. 1994. - 130 p. : foto's, krt. Part 1. - Met noten. - ISBN 9964-91-509-8

L'hégemonie asante sur l'Abron Gyaman: 1740-1875 : plus d'un siècle de domination et de résistance / par René Allou Kouame.
In: Africa / Istituto Italo-Africano: (1992), a. 47, n. 2, p. 173-183 : krt.

La légitimité du pouvoir dans le monde akan / par Emmanuel Terray.
In: Hemispheres: (1990), no. 7, p. 181-188.

Trade, accumulation and the State in Asante in the nineteenth century / Kwame Arhin.
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1990), vol. 60, no. 4, p. 524-537 : tab.

Asante in the nineteenth century : the structure and evolution of a political order / [by] Ivor Wilks. - 1st pbk. ed. / with new introductory material. - Cambridge [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 1989. - LV, 800 p., [16] p. pl. : fig., krt., tab. ; 23 cm. - (African studies series ; 13) Oorspr. uitg.: 1975. - Met bibliogr., gloss., ind., noten. - ISBN 0-521-37994-6

l Sanwi e l'impero asante: dati e ipotesi per una storia delle relazioni politiche (c. 1715-1843) / di Pierluigi Valsecchi.
In: Africa / Istituto Italo-Africano: (1989), a. 44, n. 2, p. 175-210 : krt.

The early state in Africa : the Asante case / Naomi Chazan.
In: The early State in African perspective : culture, power and division of labor / ed. by S.N. Eisenstadt, Michel Abitbol, Naomi Chazan.: (1988), p. 60-97.

Early Asante and the struggle for economic and political control on the Gold Coast, 1690-1700 / Emmanuel H.P.M. Kreike. - Amsterdam : Universiteit van Amsterdam, 1986. - 189 p. : ill.Doctoraalscriptie Amsterdam. - Lit.opg.

Elmina and Greater Asante in the nineteenth century / Larry W. Yarak.
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1986), vol. 56, no. 1, p. 33-52.

Power and dynastic conflict in Mampon / T.C. McCaskie.
In: History in Africa: (1985), vol. 12, p. 167-185.

Ahyiamu - 'a place of meeting' : an essay on process and event in the history of the Asante state / T.C. McCaskie.
In: The Journal of African History: (1984), vol. 25, no. 2, p. 169-188.

Le raid d'Ebiri Moro contre Kumasi, la capitale ashanti / Claude-Hélène Perrot.
In: Cultures et développement: (1984), vol. 16, no. 3/4, p. 537-552.

Asante military institutions / Kwame Arhin.
In: Journal of African Studies: (1980/81), vol. 7, no. 1, p. 22-30.

Office, land and subjects in the history of the Manwere Fekuo of Kumase : an essay in the political economy of the Asante state / T.C. McCaskie.
In: The Journal of African History: (1980), vol. 21, no. 2, p. 189-208.

The rule of law in Asante, a traditional Akan State / George P. Hagan.
In: Présence africaine: (1980), no. 113, p. 193-208

The expansion of the Fante and the emergence of Asante in the eighteenth century / James Sanders.
In: The Journal of African History: (1979), vol. 20, no. 3, p. 349-364.

The golden stool and the elephant tail : an essay on wealth in Asante / Ivor Wilks.
Golden StoolIn: Research in economic anthropology : a research annual : vol. 2 / ed.: George Dalton. - Greenwich, Conn. : JAI Press: (1979), p. 1-36.

Contribution à une étude de l'armée asante / Emmanuel Terray.
In: Cahiers d'études africaines: (1976), vol. 16, no. 61/62, p. 297-356.

The pressure of cash and its political consequences in Asante in the colonial period, 1900-1940 / Kwame Arhin.
In: Journal of African Studies: (1976), vol. 3, no. 4, p. 453-468.

Ashanti region of Ghana : an annotated bibliography, from earliest times to 1973 / S. A. Afre. - Boston, Mass. : Hall, 1975. - xxii, 494 p.Bew. van 'thesis ... submitted in 1967 for Fellowship of the British Library Association', o.d.t.: Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo: an annotated bibliography. - Met index. ISBN 0-8161-7816-X

Dissidence in Asante politics : two tracts from the late nineteenth century / I. Wilks.
In: African themes; ed. by. Ibrahim Abu-Lughod: (1975), p. 47-63.

The structure of greater Ashanti : another view / J.K. Fynn.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1974), vol. 15, no. 1, p. 1-22.

Asante and Akyem relations 1700 - 1831 / J.K. Fynn.
In: Research Review: (1972/73), vol. 9, no. 1, p. 58-83.

The diffusion of Ashanti political art / R.A. Bravmann.
In: African art & leadership / ed. by D. Fraser and H.M. Cole: (1972), p. 153-171.

The Asante before 1700 / Kwasi Boaten.
In: Research Review: (1971/72), vol. 8, no. 1, p. 50-65.

Asante and its neighbours, 1700-1807 / J.K. Fynn. - London : Longman ; Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 1971. - xiii, 175 p. : maps. - (Legon history series). Bibliogr.: p. 160-166. - Index. ISBN 0-8101-0369-9

Ghana / P.C. Ozanne.
In: The African iron age / ed. by P.L. Shinnie: (1971), p. 36-65.

Inter-state boundary litigation in Ashanti / A.A.Y. Kyerematen. - Leiden : Afrika-Studiecentrum ; Cambridge : African Studies Centre, [1971]. - XII, 139 p. : ill.(African social research documents ; vol. 4) Met lit. opg.: p. [137]-139.

Political bi-polarity in nineteenth century Asante / Ivor Wilks. - [Edinburgh : Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh University], [1970]. - 22 p. (Melville J. Herskovits memorial lecture ; 9) Cover title. - Includes bibliographical references.

The financing of the Ashanti expansion (1700-1820) / Kwame Arhin.
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1967), vol. 37, no. 3, p. 283-291.

The structure of greater Ashanti (1700-1824) / Kwame Arhin.
In: The Journal of African History: (1967), vol. 8, no. 1, p. 65-85.

Aspects of bureaucratization in Ashanti in the nineteenth century / I. Wilks.
In: Journal of African History: (1966), vol. 7, no. 2, p. 215-232.

The influence of habitat and trade on the policies of Oyo ad Ashanti / P. Morton-Williams.
In: African Notes: (1966/68), vol. 4, no. 3, p. 39-52.

Ashanti east of the Volta / M. Johnson.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1965), vol. 8, p. 53-59.

A history of the Gold Coast and Ashanti from the earliest times to the commencement of the twentieth century / W. Walton Claridge. - 2nd ed. / with a new introd. by W.E.F. Ward. - London : Cass, 1964. - 2 dl. [3 bl. krt.], (LI, 649 ; XV, 638 p.). : tab. ; 23 cm Oorspr. uitg.: 1915. - Met bijl., index, noten.

La structure du pouvoir chez les Ashanti de la période de transition / A. Zajaczkowski.
In: Cahiers d'études africaines: (1963), vol. 3, no. 12, p. 458-473.

The Ashanti confederacy / W. Tordoff.
In: The Journal of African History: (1962), vol. 3, no. 3, p. 399-417.

The northern factor in Ashanti history / I. Wilks. - Accra : University College of Ghana, 1961. - 46 p. : ill. - Met bibliogr.
 

Asante Kingship and Chieftaincy

Chiefs know their boundaries : essays on property, power, and the past in Asante, 1896-1996 / Sara S. Berry. - Westport, Conn. :Heinemann ; Oxford : James Currey, cop. 2001. - XXXIX, 226 p. : book cover Chiefs know their boundarieskrt. Bibliogr.: p. [209]-220. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-325-07003-2 (Westport). ISBN 0-85255-694-2 (Oxford) ISBN 0-85255-644-6 (Oxford) pbk. ISBN 0-325-07002-4 (Westport) pbk

The consuming passions of Kwame Boakye : an essay on agency and identity in Asante history / T.C. McCaskie.
In: Journal of African Cultural Studies: (2000), vol. 13, no. 1, p. 43-62.

The just king : the story of Osei Tutu Kwame Asibe Bonsu / Fredericka Dadson & Wilhelmina Donkoh. - Accra : Woeli Publishing Services, 2000. - 32 p. : ill. Met gloss. ISBN 9964-978-67-7

Christianity, modernity and the weight of tradition in the life of Asantehene Agyeman Prempeh I, c. 1888-1931 / Emmanuel Akyeampong.
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1999), vol. 69, no. 2, p. 279-311.

Un musée royal au début du XIXe siècle en Ashanti: l'Aban / Claude-Hélène Perrot.
In: Cahiers d'études africaines: (1999), vol. 39, cah. 155/156, p. 875-884.

'Akwankwaa': Owusu Sekyere Agyeman in his life and times / T.C. McCaskie.
In: Ghana Studies: (1998), vol. 1, p. 91-122.

Unsettled accounts: stool debts, chieftaincy disputes and the question of Asante constitutionalism / by Sara Berry.
In: The Journal of African History: (1998), vol. 39, no. 1, p. 39-62.

'Konnurokusem': kinship and family in the history of the Oyoko Kokoo dynasty of Kumase / by T.C. McCaskie.
In: The Journal of African History: (1995), vol. 36, no. 3, p. 357-389 : geneal.

A portrait of Otumfuo Opoku Ware II as a young man / Ivor Wilks. - Accra : Anansesem Publications, 1995. - V, 35 p. : foto's ISBN 9988-55206-8

Power and chieftancy in an Asante province: a view from Banda / by Ann B. Stahl. - Toronto : [African Studies Association], 1994. - 12 bl. No. 1994:171 Presented at the thirty-seventh annual meeting of the African Studies Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 3-6, 1994. - Bibliogr.: p. 11-12.

Forests of gold : essays on the Akan and the kingdom of Asante / Ivor Wilks. - Athens : Ohio University Press, cop 1993. - XVII, 388 p. : fig., foto's, geneal., krt., tab.- Bibliogr.: p. 363-375. - Met index, noten. ISBN 0-8214-1056-3. ISBN 0-8214-1135-7 pbk.

The demise and enthronement of the Asantehene : political aspects of Asante kingship / Shozo Akutsu.
In: Senri Ethnological Studies: (1992), no. 31, p. 503-534 : fig., geneal., tab.

Asantehene Agyeman Prempe I, Asante history, and the historian / Joseph K. Adjaye.
In: History in Africa: (1990), vol. 17, p. 1-29 : tab.

Asantehene Agyeman Prempe I and British colonization of Asante : a reassessment / by Joseph K. Adjaye.
In: The International Journal of African Historical Studies: (1989), vol. 22, no. 2, p. 223-249.

Death and the Asantehene: a historical meditation / by Thomas C. McCaskie.
In: The Journal of African History: (1989), vol. 30, no. 3, p. 417-444.

Ancient Ashanti chieftaincy / Ernest E. Obeng. - Tema : Ghana Publishing Corporation, 1988. - 74 p. : foto's, krt., tab. - Met bijl., noten. ISBN 9964-1-0329-8

The golden stool : studies of the Asante center and periphery / ed. by Enid Schildkrout ; assisted by Carol Gelber. - New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History, cop. 1987. - 331 p. : ill., fig., foto's, krt., tab. (Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, ISSN 0065-9452 ; vol. 65 (1987) pt. 1) Lit. opg.: p. 310-323. - Met index

The Asante praise poems : the ideology of patrimonialism / Kwame Arhin.
In: Paideuma: (1986), vol. 32, p. 163-197.

A note on the Asante akonkofo : a non-literate sub-elite, 1900-1930 / Kwame Arhin.
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1986), vol. 56, no. 1, p. 25-31

Chieftaincy, law and custom in Asante, Ghana / H.W. Kofi-Sackey.
In: Jahrbuch für afrikanisches Recht: (1983), vol. 4, p. 65-79

The Asante Stool : vol. 1 en 2 / S.F. Patton. - Ann Arbor, Mich. [etc.] : University microfilms international, 1981. - IX, 589 p. : ill. Proefschrift Northwestern University, 1980. - Met bibliogr., bijl., gloss, noten.

Kwadwo Adinkra of Gyaman : a study of the relations between the Brong kingdom of Gyaman and Asante from c. 1800-1818 / K.A. Britwum.
In: A profile of Brong Kyempim; ed. by Kwame Arhin: (1979), p. 68-79.

Osei Bonsu and the political economy of the Asante empire / D. Robinson, D. Smith.
In: Robinson, D., and D. Smith, Sources of the African past; case studies of five nineteenth-century African societies: (1979), p. 161-198.

Asante before the British : the Prempean years, 1875-1900 / Thomas J. Lewin. - Lawrence : Regents Press of Kansas, 1978. - xii, 312 p. : ill., krt. Includes index. Bibliography: p. 283-293. ISBN 0-7006-0180-5

Prince Owusu-Ansa of Asante, 1823-1884 / Kofi Owusu-Mensa.
In: Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria: (1978), vol. 9, no. 3, p. 23-44.

Queen Yaa AsantewaaAsante queen mothers in government and politics in the nineteenth century / Agnes Akosua Aidoo.
In: Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria: (1977/78), vol. 9, no. 1, p. 1-13.

Osei Tutu of Asante / [by] K. Yeboa Daaku. - London [etc.] : Heinemann, 1976. - 48 p. : ill. - (African historical biographies ; 6). - Lit. opg. ISBN 0-435-94470-3

When did Osei Tutu die? / A. Adu Boahen.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1975), vol. 16, no. 1, p. 87-92.

Kwadwo Adinkra of Gyaaman : a study of the relations between the Brong Kingdom of Gyaaman and Asante from c. 1800-1818 / K.A. Britwum.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1974), vol. 15, no. 2, p. 229-239.

Akwamu Denkyira Akuapem and Ashanti in the lives of Osei Tutu and Okomfo Anokye / A.A. Anti. - repr. - Tema : Ghana Publishing Corporation, 1973. - VIII, 100 p. : foto's, krt., tab.- Met bibliogr., noten.

The Asante succession crisis 1883-1888 / Agnes Akosua Aidoo.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1972), vol. 13, no. 2, p. 163-180.

The Asantehene-in-council : Ashanti politics under colonial rule, 1935-1950 / A. Triulzi.
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1972), vol. 42, no. 2, p. 98-111.

The symbols of Ashanti kingship / D. Fraser.
In: African art and leadership / ed. by D. Fraser and H.M. Cole: (1972), p. 137-152.

Prempeh I in exile / A. Adu Boahen.
In: Research Review: (1971/72), vol. 8, no. 3, p. 3-20.

Ashanti bureaucracy: a study of the growth of centralized administration in Ashanti from the time of Osei Tutu to the time of Osei Tutu Kwamina Esibe Bonsu / George P. Hagan.
In: Transactions Hist. Society of Ghana: (1971), vol. 12, p. 43-62.

Ashanti under the Prempehs, 1888-1935 / William Tordoff. - London [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 1965. - XVI, 443 p., 4 p. pl. : ill. ;krt. (West African history series). Oorspr. proefschrift Londen, 1961.

The reign and times of Kusi Obodum, 1750/64 / J.K. Fynn.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1965), vol. 8, p. 24-32.

The exile and repatriation of Nana Prempeh I of Ashanti (1896-1924) / W. Tordoff.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1960), vol. 4, no. 2, p. 33-58.

The position of the chief in the modern political system of Ashanti : a study of the influence of contemporary social changes on Ashanti political institutions / [by] K.A. Busia. - London : Cass, 1951. - xii, 233 p. : ills., maps. Oorspr. proefschrift Oxford. - Bibliography: p. 228-229. - Index.

The downfall of Prempeh : a diary of life with the native levy in Ashanti, 1895-'96 / by R.S.S. Baden-Powell ; with a chapter on the political and commercial position of Ashanti by George Baden-Powell. - London : Methuen, 1896. - 199 p. : ill.
 

European-Asante relations

The diaries of A.C. Duncan-Johnstone : a preliminary analysis of British involvement in the 'native courts' of colonial Asante / Victoria B. Tashjian.
In: Ghana Studies: (1998), vol. 1, p. 135-150.

book cover Diplomacy & diplomats in 19th century AsanteDiplomacy & diplomats in 19th century Asante / Joseph K. Adjaye. - Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, 1996. - XIV, 265 p. ; 22 cm Oorspr. uitg.: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, cop. 1984. - Bibliogr.: p. [249]-257. - Met gloss., index, noten. ISBN 0-86543-504-9. ISBN 0-86543-505-7 pbk

L'écriture métissée de Marie-Joseph Bonnat dans son journal (1869-1874) / Christiane Owusu-Sarpong.
In: Journal des africanistes: (1996), t. 66, fasc. 1/2, p. 225-254.

"Central and eastern Wangara": an indigenous West African perception of the political and economic geography of the Slave Coast as recorded by Joseph Dupuis in Kumasi, 1820 / Robin Law.
In: History in Africa: (1995), vol. 22, p. 281-305 : krt.

Consul Dupuis and Wangara : a window on Islam in early nineteenth-century Asante / Ivor Wilks.
In: Sudanic Africa: (1995), vol. 6, p. 55-72.

Some Asante views of colonial rule : as seen in the controversy relating to death duties / Kwame Arhin.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1995), vol. 16, no. 2 = n.s., no. 1, p. 137-161.

Asante and the Dutch, 1744-1873 / Larry W. Yarak. - Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1990. - xiv, 316 p. : ill. (Oxford studies in African affairs) Lit. opg. - Index. ISBN 0-19-822156-8

She who blazed a trail : Akyaawa Yikwan of Asante / Ivor Wilks.
In: Life histories of African women / ed. by Patricia W. Romero. - London [etc.] : Ashfield Press: (1988), p. 113-139 : geneal., krt.

Prince Owusu-Ansa and Asante-British diplomacy, 1841-1884 / [by] Kofi Owusu-Mensa. - Ann Arbor, Michigan : Univ. Microfilms International, 1984. - VI, 308 p. : ill.Proefschrift Milwaukee, Univ. of Wisconsin.

Asante and the Dutch : a case study in the history of Asante administration, 1744-1873 / Larry William Yarak. - Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International, 1986. - VI, 579 p. : krt., tab. Oorspr. proefschrift: Northwestern University 1983. - Bibliogr.: p. 402-412. - Met noten.

Lo Nzema fra egemonia Asante ed espansione europea nella prima meta del XIX secolo / Pierluigi Valsecchi.
In: Africa / Istituto Italo-Africano: (1986), vol. 41, no. 4, p. 507-544 : krt.

Indigenous African diplomacy : an Asante case study / Joseph K. Adjaye.
In: The International Journal of African Historical Studies: (1985), vol. 18, no. 3, p. 487-503.

Drake's fake : a curiosity concerning a spurious visit to Asante in 1839 / T.C. McCaskie.
In: History in Africa: (1984), vol. 11, p. 223-236.

An Asante embassy on the Gold Coast : the mission of Akyempon Yaw to Elmina, 1869-1872 / Rene Baesjou (ed.). - Leiden [etc.] : Afrika-Studiecentrum [etc.], 1979. - 250 p. : geneal., krt. ;(African social research documents ; 11) . Bibliogr.: p. 225-231. - Met index, noten. ISBN 90-70110-25-3

The location of administrative capital in Ashanti, Ghana, 1896-1911 / R.B. Bening.
In: The International Journal of African Historial Studies: (1979), vol. 12, no. 2, p. 210-234.

Evolution of the administrative boundaries of Ashanti, 1896-1951 / R.B. Bening.
In: Journal of African Studies: (1978), vol. 5, no. 2, p. 123-150.

Precolonial African diplomacy : the example of Asante / Graham W. Irwin.
In: The International Journal of African Historical Studies: (1975), vol. 8, no. 1, p. 81-96

Britain and Ashanti, 1874-1896 / W.E.F. Ward.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1974), vol. 15, no. 2, p. 131-164.

Ashanti, Juaben and M. Bonnat / Marion Johnson.
In: Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana: (1971), vol. 12, p. 17-41

Gold Coast native institutions : with: Thoughts upon a healthy imperial policy for the Gold Coast and Ashanti / by J.E. Casely Hayford. - London : Cass, 1970. - xvi, 418 p.(Africana modern library ; no 11) Oorspr. uitg.: 1903.

Letters on the political condition of the Gold Coast : since the exchange of territory between the English and Dutch governments, on January 1, 1868 together with a short account of the Ashantee War, 1862-4, and the Awoonah War, 1866 / by Africanus B. Horton. - 2nd ed / With a new introd. by E.A. Ayandele. - [London] : F. Cass, [1970]. - 179 p.(Africana modern library ; no. 12) Imprint covered by label: Distributed in U.S.A. by Humanities Press, New York. - Includes bibliographical references.

The drums of Kumasi : the story of the Ashanti wars / Alan Lloyd. - London, 1964. - 208 p. : ill.

The Ashanti question and the British : eighteenth century origins / M. Priestley
In: The Journal of African History: (1961), vol. 2, no. 1, p. 35-59.

The Ashanti war of 1900 : a study in cultural conflict / B. Wasserman.
In: Africa / International African Institute: (1961), vol. 31, no. 2, p. 167-179.

Aanteekeningen gehouden eene reis van St. George Delmina naar Comassie, hoofdstad van het Ashantijnsche Rijk, en gedurende een kort verblijf aldaar : medegedeeld van wege het bestuur van 's Rijks-Museum van Natuurlijke historie te Leiden / H.S. Pel. - [S.l. : s.n.], [a.1842]. - 26 p. ; fotokopie. - Met noten.

Journal of a residence in Ashantee / Joseph Dupuis. - London : Printed for Henry Colburn, 1824. - 266, cxxxv p. : ill.
 

Asante videos

African craftsmen, the Ashanti / gemaakt door Frank Gardonyi en Clifford Janoff. - Leiden : Universitair Facilitair Bedrijf, Audio-Visuele Diensten, [2000]. - 1 videocassette (11 min.). : kleur, geluid. Engels gesproken. - Videoversie van 16 mm film. - New York : BFA Educational Media.

Wonders of the African world / writer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr ; producer Jonathan Hewes ; series producer Ben Goold. - [S.l.] : Wall to Wall Television, cop. 1999. - 3 videocassettes (360 min.). : kleur. geluid. Ook verschenen als boek: New York : Knopf, 1999. - Engels gesproken. - Bevat: The road to Timbuktu / dir. Nick Godwin ; Lost cities of the South / dir. Helena Appio ; The slave kingdoms / dir. Nicola Colton ; The holy land / dir. Nick Godwin; Black kingdoms of the Nile / dir. Nicola Colton ; The Swahili coast / dir. Nick Godwin.
 

Selected web resources

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Asante

Ashanti Empire
Wikipedia pages on the Ashanti (or Asante) Empire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asanteman

Manhyia Palace
Website of then Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II
http://www.manhyiaonline.org/pages/index.php
 

Ghana

Africa South of the Sahara, Countries: Ghana
Annotated guide to Internet resources on Ghana, maintained by Karin Fung, Stanford University
http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/ghana.html

Ghana Page
Contains links to online resources related to Ghana; maintained by Ali B. Dinar, African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Ghana.html

Home Page Ghana
All about Ghana: business, culture, education, government, latest news and general information; contains a directory of Ghana-related links
http://www.ghanaweb.com/