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Madagascar : Historical Dictionary of Madagascar (2005)
Historical Dictionary of Madagascar (2005)

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Created: 20th Jun 2007
Modified: 4th Sep 2008
Philip M. Allen and Maureen Covell
The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
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.
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