chapter  13
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The Ideological Ferment in Ijebuland, 1892–1943

Any study of political change in modern Yorubaland must start with the recognition that pre-colonial ideas of government and politics were not radically different, either in kind or in complexity, from the Western political ideas to which the Yoruba were exposed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This is as true for the Ijẹbu as it is for any other branch of the Yoruba stock.