Historical Dictionary Of Madagascar by Philip M. AllenHistorical Dictionary Of Madagascar by Philip M. Allen

Historical Dictionary Of Madagascar

byPhilip M. Allen, Maureen Covell

Hardcover | October 6, 2005

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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.
Philip M. Allen is Distinguished University Professor, Chair of Foreign Languages, and Coordinator of Liberal Studies at Frostburg State University, in the University of Maryland System. He is a former Foreign Service Officer in Madagascar and Germany. He is author of several books on the Indian Ocean, and has held three Senior Fulbrig...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of MadagascarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 8.74 × 5.74 × 1.3 inPublished:October 6, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810846365

ISBN - 13:9780810846364

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Reader's Notes Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Maps Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Appendix A: Monarchs of the Merina Empire, 1787-1896 Part 10 Appendix B: French Colonial Governors, 1895-1960 Part 11 Appendix C: Heads of State of Independent Madagascar, 1960-2004 Part 12 Bibliography Part 13 About the Authors

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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.