Karikari (1867-74): . . . the reins of the Ashantee government are not exclusively in the hands of the king, nor does he possess unlimited power, but shares it with a council which includes, besides his majesty, his mother, 2 the three first chiefs of... Four Years in Ashantee - Page 303by Friedrich August Ramseyer, Johannes Kühne - 1875 - 320 pagesFull view
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...alone, following his whims, elevates or demotes the low and the high.' 70 Again, Ramseyer commented, 'that the reins of the Ashantee government are not...possess unlimited power, but shares it with a council . . .' 71 It may be that the contradictions between the various accounts are more apparent than real:...