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Traditional House Form in Old Calabar (Efik Land)

 

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Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State is in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. It is a charming, quiet and peaceful place, and despite the great poverty, the people of Calabar are friendly and smile often. Calabar is one of the oldest trading cities in Nigeria, set on a hill overlooking the river. It is quite picturesque. Calabar was established as a center of slave trade by the British in 17th century, it grew to become one of the biggest. At the end of slave Trade, the city was a major port for Palm Oil trade from the South East of Nigeria. Calabar holds great socio-economic significance in Nigeria. It is a city of great opportunities and enormous possibilities for wealth creation and other human endevours. This book tells the architectural story of this one time capital of Nigeria from the traditional point of view. It reveals much about the type of architecture that held and made the slave trade flourish in this part of Africa. It is part of a two volume series highlighting the findings of a Ph.D. programme conducted by the author in Old Calabar.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC62704
AuthorAnthony Mbina
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages100
Publishing Year2013-11-05T00:00:00.000
ISBN9783659468780
Edition1 st
Book TypeArchitecture
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-07-08 00:00:00