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Historical dictionary of Madagascar /
Philip M. Allen and Maureen Covell.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2005.
description
lxxxiii, 420 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0810846365 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2005.
isbn
0810846365 (hardcover : alk. paper)
general note
Rev. ed. of: Historical dictionary of Madagascar / Maureen Covell. 1995.
catalogue key
5650635
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Philip M. Allen is a distinguished university professor, chair of foreign languages, and coordinator of liberal studies at Frostburg State University, Maryland Maureen Covell is a professor of political science at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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A useful contribution...Up-to-date wide-ranging studies.
...comprehensive, well-organized and nicely written...
There are relatively few reference works on this country's history, so this sturdily bound book is essential for those special collections that focus on Africa or the Indian Ocean region. The item under review is also suitable for the reference collections of academic and large public libraries.
This resource for students, travelers, and general readers provides quick access to basic information on the country of Madagascar from its earliest settlements to the present day. Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries cover significant people, places, and events, as well as various economic, social, and cultural topics. Supplemental materials include a chronology, maps, and descriptions of the major political parties active since independence.
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Summaries
Long Description
Madagascar, widely known as the "Great Island," is just off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, but in many ways it hardly resembles its mainland neighbors. Its flora and fauna are quite distinct, and the folkways and culture of its population are intriguingly different from that of the continental countries. This revised and expanded edition fills us in on the changes that have occurred over the past decade while still covering the long and intricate history of the country. It starts with the earliest settlers, continues through the period of French colonial rule, and then describes more intensively the period of independence, with all its aspirations, failures, and renewed hopes. This is done in a broad introduction, an extensive chronology, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; ethnic groups and religions; and economic, social, and cultural aspects. Also included is a bibliography offering further reading.
Long Description
Madagascar, widely known as the Great Island, is just off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. This revised and expanded edition fills us in on the changes that have occurred over the past decade while still covering the long and intricate history of the country. It starts with the earliest settlers, continues through the period of French colonial rule, and then describes more intensively the period of independence, with all its aspirations, failures, and renewed hopes. This is done in a broad introduction, an extensive chronology, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, and events; ethnic groups and religions; and economic, social, and cultural aspects. Also included is a bibliography offering further reading.
Unpaid Annotation
This revised and expanded edition fills us in on the changes that have occurred over the past decade while still covering the long and intricate history of the country. It starts with the earliest settlers, continues through the period of French colonial rule, and then describes more intensively the period of independence, with all its aspirations, failures, and renewed hopes. This is done in a broad introduction, an extensive chronology, and hundreds of dictionary entries on significant persons, place and events, ethnic groups and religions, economic, social and cultural aspects. Also included is a bibliography offering further reading.
Table of Contents
Editor's Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Reader's Notesp. xv
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xvii
Mapsp. xxiii
Chronologyp. xxvii
Introductionp. lxi
The Dictionaryp. 1
Monarchs of the Merina Empire, 1787-1896p. 333
French Colonial Governors, 1895-1960p. 334
Heads of State of Independent Madagascar, 1960-2004p. 335
Major Political Parties in Independent Madagascarp. 336
Bibliographyp. 339
About the Authorsp. 420
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