Unformatted text preview: This enough to help cement Ashanti leaders. 6. What is meant by divine kingship?-A ruler of a state system who becomes established as part of the literary history of that society. 7. What did the bashorun “presenting the alafin with a basket of parrot’s eggs” symbolize?-that the people and even the earth and the gods reject the alafin’s rule. 8. How did the Luba and Lunda kings “build up a core of loyal functionaries”?-They allocated available prime land to trusted followers based on the offices they held. If they proved to be disloyal they lost the office and the and that went with it 9. How did women acquire “political leverage and influence in a number of kingdoms”?-By having positions of the queen mother and queen sister -10. What, if anything, did you find confusing in the reading?- I did not find anything confusing....
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- Winter '08
- Monarchy, Ashanti, History of Ghana, Ashanti leaders