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Author: Mervyn Brown.
Foreword by: C├ęsaire Rabenoro.
ISBN-10: 0-9506284-5-X (095062845X)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9506284-5-5 (9780950628455)
Language: English
No. of Pages: viii + 408

Item Identification Code (UID#): 4233
Shelving Location: History
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A History of Madagascar

First Edition
Damien Tunnacliffe (1995).
Softcover Book


  • Foreword
  • Author's introduction
  • Malagasy pronunciation and place names
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of maps and plates
  • Part 1. The island and the people
    • A world apart
    • The first Malagasy
    • The occupation of the island
  • Part 2. Early European contacts
    • The arrival of the Europeans
    • The dream of Madagascar
    • The shipwrecked sailor
    • The pirates of Madagascar
    • The sons of the pirates
    • The rise of the Merina
  • Part 3. Towards a new civilisation
    • The King, the Governor and the Sergeant
    • The missionaries
    • The Queen and the martyrs
    • The tragedy of the Prince and the playboys
  • Part 4. The kingdom in danger
    • The Prime Minister and the Christian monarchy
    • War and diplomacy
    • The French conquest
  • Part 5. Madagascar in the modern world
    • Colonial rule and nationalism
    • The road to independence
    • Independence and neo-colonialism
    • The fall of the First Republic
    • Revolutionary socialism
    • Return to democracy
  • Sources
  • Notes
  • Index


  • The ISBN is printed on the copyright page as "0950 62845 X", on the back cover as "09506284 5 X", and above the barcode as "095062845-X", all three of which are incorrectly formatted. The ISBN for this book is properly formatted thus: "0 9506284 5 X".



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