A Short History of Mozambique by Malyn Newitt

A Short History of Mozambique

byMalyn Newitt

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This comprehensive overview traces the evolution of modern Mozambique, from its early modern origins in the Indian Ocean trading system and the Portuguese maritime empire to the fifteen-year civil war that followed independence and its continued after-effects. Though peace was achieved in 1992 through international mediation, Mozambique's remarkable recovery has shown signs of stalling. Malyn Newitt explores the historical roots of Mozambican disunity and hampered development, beginning with the divisive effects of the slave trade, the drawing of colonialfrontiers in the 1890s and the lasting particularities of the north, centre and south, inherited from the compartmentalized approach of concession companies. Following the nationalist guerrillas' victory against the Portuguese in 1975, these regional divisions resurfaced in a civil war pitting the south against the north and centre, over attempts at far-reaching socioeconomic change. The settlement of the early 1990s is now under threat from a revivedinsurgency, and the ghosts of the past remain. This book seeks to distill this complex history, and to understand why, twenty-five years after the Peace Accord, Mozambicans still remain among the poorest people in the world.

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Malyn Newitt was Deputy Vice Chancellor of Exeter University and first holder of the Charles Boxer Chair at King's College London. He is author of more than twenty books on Portugal and Portuguese colonial history including Portugal in Africa: The Last Hundred Years (1981), A History of Mozambique (1994), Emigration and the Sea (2015)....
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Title:A Short History of MozambiqueFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:October 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190847425

ISBN - 13:9780190847425

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"Malyn Newitt has distilled a lifetime of research and teaching on Mozambique into this well-informed and clearly written text, which will become a mandatory introduction to the country's history. He brings the story up to the present, judiciously weighing up divergent interpretations." --William Gervase Clarence-Smith,School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Chief Editor, Journal of Global History