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Madagascar and its People: Notes of a Four Years' Residence with a sketch of the history, position, and prospects of mission work amongst the Malagasy
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Author: James Sibree.
Language: English
No. of Pages: 576
Dimensions: 130mm x 181mm x 37mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 119
Shelving Location: General Works
Estimated Value: £70.00
Purchase Date: 14 January 2006
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Madagascar and its People

Notes of a Four Years' Residence with a sketch of the history, position, and prospects of mission work amongst the Malagasy

First Edition
The Religious Tract Society (1870).
Hardcover Book

Contents

  • Preface
  • List of Illustrations
  • Chronological Arrangement of the Principal Events in the History of Madagascar
  • Introductory Sketch
  • Tamatave, and First Impressions of the Country
  • Journey to the Capital - Along the Seacoast
  • Journey to the Capital - From the Coast to the Interior
  • AntanÓnarývo, "The City of a Thousand Towns"
  • Neighbourhood of the Capital; and the Sacred Cities of ImÚrina
  • Social Customs - Marriage, Names, Houses, Salutations, Food
  • Social Customs, continued - Dress, Occupations, Industry, Money, Amusements, Music, Slavery
  • Tombs and Funeral Rites
  • Origin, and Political and Social Divisions, of the Malagasy - Army, Law, and Government
  • Royalty and Etiquette - State Ceremonials and Festivities
  • State Ceremonials, continued - Description of the Palaces
  • Idolatry and Religious Belief
  • Early Missionary Effort, and Introduction of Christianity into the Country
  • Recent Christian Work and Progress - London Missionary Society's Labours at AntanÓnarývo
  • Recent Christian Work and Progress - Missionary Labours of Other Religious Bodies
  • Social Aspects of Religious Life - Native Preachers and Preaching
  • Memorial Church Building
  • Appendix A. The "Rukh" of Madagascar
  • Appendix B. Note on the Natural History of the Island
  • Appendix C. Notes on the Malagasy Language
  • Appendix D. Proclamation of RadÓma I., Abolishing the Slave Trade
  • Appendix E. Imports and Exports of Madagascar, from Consular Reports
  • Appendix F. The ImanŔnjana, or Dancing Mania
  • Appendix G. Leprosy and other Diseases prevalent in the Central Portions of the Island
  • Appendix H. Articles in the Anglo-Malagasy Treaty referring to Religious Liberty and Teaching
  • Appendix I. List of Books Upon Madagascar
  • Index

Condition of Item

Fair. Backstrip cracked with shelf wear top and bottom. Front cover has been reattached. Back cover partially detached. Ex-library with school stamps. Initials and date (1895) in ink on titlepage. Interior binding fairly sound.

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