Originally published in 1958, this book discusses how marriage and Fulbe family life, the economy and the whole organization of society is centred on cattle; how the welfare of the herd and its increase, the balance betweent he size of the herd and the size of the family are major preoccupations in the life of a Fulani herd-owner.

section |39 pages

Section I

chapter 3|6 pages

The Environmental Setting

chapter 4|6 pages

Fulƃe Interest in their Cattle

chapter 5|11 pages

Patterns of Transhumance

section |105 pages

Section II

chapter 7|7 pages

The Period of Transition

chapter 8|6 pages

The Family and its Herd

chapter 10|16 pages

The Creation of the Family

chapter 11|14 pages

Economic Aspects Of Marriage Gifts

chapter 12|18 pages

The Husband-Wife Relationship

chapter 14|4 pages

Pattern of Inheritance

chapter 15|5 pages


section |16 pages

Section III

chapter 16|9 pages

The Family in its Wider Setting

chapter 17|6 pages

Inter-Family Relations and the Clan