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Madagascar and France: with some account of the Island, is People, its Resources and Development
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Author: George A. Shaw.
Language: English
No. of Pages: 320

Item Identification Code (UID#): 4240
Shelving Location: Politics & Economics
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Madagascar and France

with some account of the Island, is People, its Resources and Development

First Edition
The Religious Tract Society (1885).
Hardcover Book

This book, written by an English missionary, describes Madagascar before colonial times, with a particular focus on its relations with France. In addition to nineteenth-century history, the book has a chapter on each of the flora and fauna of Madagascar.
It is bound in blue cloth with gilt illustrations of "Royal Street, Tamatave" on the cover and "The Governor of Tamatave" [Rainamdriamampandry] on the spine. A native-carved panel is embossed on the back cover. All three illustrations also appear as black-and-white plates in the book, along with 14 further plates and a fold-out map of Madagascar.


  • Preface
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Map
  • I. General Description of the Island
  • II. Malagasy Civilisation
  • III. Origin of the Malagasy
  • IV. Attempts to Colonise Madagascar from 1643-1814
  • V. The Recent French Claims
  • VI. The Embassy to Europe
  • VII. The Beginning of Hostilities
  • VIII. The French Ultimatum
  • IX. Effect of the Ultimatum in Antananarivo
  • X. Bombardment of Tamatave
  • XI. Accession of Ranavalona III
  • XII. Present Civil and Religious State of the Malagasy
  • XIII. The Fauna of Madagascar
  • XIV. The Flora of Madagascar
  • Appendix: Meteorology
  • Index


  • Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, London, England.



This item was kindly donated to the Madagascar Library collection by David Purbrick.
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