Historical Dictionary of Uganda by Louise M. PirouetHistorical Dictionary of Uganda by Louise M. Pirouet

Historical Dictionary of Uganda

byLouise M. Pirouet, Louise Pirouet

Hardcover | March 1, 1995

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Uganda has now joined the list of countries covered by Scarecrow Press' series of Historical Dictionaries of Africa. An introductory essay provides an overview of the geography, demography, and economy of one of Africa's most scenically beautiful and diverse countries. The historical section of the introduction outlines Uganda's chequered development as a British protectorate and then deals with its initial post-independence before outlining its tragic decent into chaos and carnage under Presidents Idi Amin and the reinstated Milton Obote. Finally, Pirouet notes the change of political direction under Yoweri Museveni. A chronology follows which locates events that are dealt with more fully in the dictionary proper. The entries in the main section of the dictionary cover places, historical events and movements, important persons and ethnic groups, languages, and political and other movements up to early 1994. This is followed by a lengthy select bibliography arranged under twelve main heads. The introduction to the bibliography provides a brief guide to the main collections of archival material relating to Uganda. One of the fascinations of Ugandan history is the exceptionaly rich documentation relating to the early colonial period, and the unusual amount of high-quality Ugandan language published and archival source material which characterizes this highly literate society.
M. Louise Pirouet (Ph.D., University of East Africa; B.A., PGCE London) spent some twenty years teaching and researching in Kenya and Uganda. She is the author of Black Evangelists (Rex Collings, 1978) and part author and editor of Christianity Worldwide (SPCK, 1989) as well as of many articles and contributions to books on Ugandan an...
Title:Historical Dictionary of UgandaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:584 pages, 8.78 × 5.72 × 1.5 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Scarecrow Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810829207

ISBN - 13:9780810829206

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Pirouet's chronology for Uganda is richly detailed ...should be part of any library dealing with Africa as a whole...