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  • Historical Dictionary of Togo

    Historical Dictionary of Togo
    av Jennifer C. Seely

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781538122778

    Togo’s history from precolonial times to the present is one of a struggle for identity and leadership. A territory relatively untouched by neighboring pre-colonial empires was colonized by both the Germans and the French, and even before indep…

  • Historical Dictionary of the Sudan

    Historical Dictionary of the Sudan
    av Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, John Obert Voll, Richard Lobban

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810825475

  • Historical Dictionary of Mauritius

    Historical Dictionary of Mauritius
    av Sydney Selvon

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810824805

    A surprisingly successful tiny island-state in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius has a rich and startlingly complex history. Understanding the Mauritian experience_a peaceful multiethnic existence with exemplary democratic institutions on a 720-suare-mile…

  • Historical Dictionary of Mali

    Historical Dictionary of Mali
    av Pascal James Imperato

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810856035

    Mali is currently the seventh largest country in Africa. It shares borders with Mauritania and Senegal in the west, Algeria in the north, Guinea and Ivory Coast in the south, and Burkina Faso and Niger in the east. After decades of dictatorship, in…

  • Historical Dictionary of Tunisia

    Historical Dictionary of Tunisia
    av Kenneth J. Perkins

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810822269

  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

    Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
    av Peter Karibe Mendy

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810853102

    Guinea-Bissau is a small country in West Africa, and yet it managed to wrest its independence from Portugal back in 1973, at the cost of a long and bitter struggle against seemingly implacable odds. This was a time to be proud of, and there was also…

  • Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone

    Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone
    av Magbaily C. Fyle

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810853393

    Sierra Leone was founded, albeit under British control, with the highest hopes of being a refuge for liberated Africans and freed slaves. When the country received its independence, hopes for the future grew even stronger. Alas, its expectations cam…

  • Historical Dictionary of Morocco

    Historical Dictionary of Morocco
    av Thomas Kerlin Park

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810831681

    Written by an expert on the peoples of Morocco, the dictionary is an essential reference to this vibrant North African country. Its concise dictionary entries describe the important people, places, events, and institutions of Morocco as well as its…

  • Historical Dictionary of Guinea

    Historical Dictionary of Guinea
    av Thomas O'Toole

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810846340

    Thoroughly updated and extensively revised, this 4th edition provides a very solid and substantial guide to a better understanding of this richly endowed but poorly understood nation. Students and others seeking information about the country will fi…

  • Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe

    Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe
    av Steven C. Rubert

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810834712

    Zimbabwe, one of Africa's longer, more promising countries, has been in the news a lot recently-for all the wrong reasons. This more than justifies a third edition. Zimbabwe has witnessed an incredible amount of history in the relatively short span…

  • Historical Dictionary of Malawi

    Historical Dictionary of Malawi
    av Owen J. M. Kalinga

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810859616

    Malawi, established as the British protectorate of Nyasaland in 1891, gained its independence in 1964 and moved immediately into three decades of one-party rule. Since the mid-1990s, however, the country has held multi-party elections, as directed b…

  • Historical Dictionary of Zambia

    Historical Dictionary of Zambia
    av David J. Simon

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810853058

    In many respects, Zambia is an African success story. From a territory whose borders were drawn with minimal attention either to the ethnic geography of the day or to natural features that combined (and sometimes divided) dozens of distinct ethnic g…

  • Historical Dictionary of Burundi

    Historical Dictionary of Burundi
    av Ellen K. Eggers

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810853027

    The Republic of Burundi, a small, but densely populated country in Sub-Saharan Africa, gained its independence from Belgium in 1962. It is most widely known as being the site of fierce and bloody warfare between its two main ethnic groups: the Hutus…

  • Historical Dictionary of Eritrea

    Historical Dictionary of Eritrea
    av Dan Connell

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781538120651

    In 1991, Eritrea won a 30-year war for independence from Ethiopia, and in 1993, it was recognized as Africa’s newest nation after more than a century of conquest and occupation by a succession of external powers that included the Ottomans, Egy…

  • Historical Dictionary of Chad

    Historical Dictionary of Chad
    av Mario J. Azevedo

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781538114360

    Having achieved its independence from France in 1960, Chad has run into a serious crises of national building, which have continued to haunt it to the present day, making it one of the poorest and most politically unstable countries on the globe. Ch…

  • Historical Dictionary of Botswana

    Historical Dictionary of Botswana
    av Fred Morton, Andrew Murray, Jeff Ramsay

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810822245

  • Historical Dictionary of Botswana

    Historical Dictionary of Botswana
    av Barry Morton

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781538111321

    The death of Botswana’s last founding father, Sir Ketumile Quett Masire, in June 2017, marked the end of an era. Since the release of the Fourth Edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana in 2008, Botswana has gone through its most turbulent…

  • Historical Dictionary of Liberia

    Historical Dictionary of Liberia
    av D. Elwood Dunn

    Inbunden - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810817678

  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

    Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon
    av Mark W. Delancey, H. Mbella Mokeba, Victor T. Le Vine

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810823709

  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde

    Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde
    av Richard A. Lobban

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810849068

    The archipelago forming the Republic of Cape Verde consists of 21 islands and inlets, 9 of which are inhabited. First discovered by Portuguese sailors around 1455, the islands were set up as a strategically secure base for trade along the West Afric…

  • Historical Dictionary of Eritrea

    Historical Dictionary of Eritrea
    av Dan Connell

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810859524

    This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Eritrea spans several millennia, starting with the discovery of some of the earliest known hominid remains and continuing on to Eritrea's early encounters with Christianity (4th century) and Islam…

  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

    Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon
    av Mark Dike DeLancey

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781538119679

    Cameroon is a land of much promise, but a land of unfulfilled promises. It has the potential to be an economically developed and democratic society but the struggle to live up to its potential has not gone well. Since independence there have been on…

  • Historical Dictionary of Swaziland

    Historical Dictionary of Swaziland
    av Alan R. Booth

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810837492

    Reaching back into earlier periods when the Swazi nation was being formed, there are entries on Swazi kings, queens, and others who played significant roles. The colonial era is also clearly delineated, and entries on important people, places, and e…

  • Historical Dictionary of Mauritania

    Historical Dictionary of Mauritania
    av Anthony G. Pazzanita

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810855960

    Mauritania is bordered by Senegal in the south, Mali in the east, Algeria in the far northeast, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the north. Comprised mostly of vast stretches of desert, this young country has escaped the ravages of th…

  • Historical Dictionary of Lesotho

    Historical Dictionary of Lesotho
    av Scott Rosenberg

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810867956

    Lesotho is rather different from most other African countries. For starters, it is a kingdom, which preserves a traditional hierarchy and customs, and its population consists of one fairly homogenous ethnic group, although admittedly there are diffe…

  • Historical Dictionary of the Ivory Coast/Cote D'Ivoire

    Historical Dictionary of the Ivory Coast/Cote D'Ivoire
    av Robert J. Mundt

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810820296

  • Historical Dictionary of Somalia

    Historical Dictionary of Somalia
    av Mohamed Haji Mukhtar

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810843448

    Despite advances in modern communication and the proliferation of information, there remain areas of the world about which little is known. One such place is Somalia. The informed public is aware of a political meltdown and consequent chaos there, b…

  • Historical Dictionary of Tanzania

    Historical Dictionary of Tanzania
    av Thomas P. Ofcansky

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810832442

    The United Republic of Tanzania is a rare phenomenon in Africa, the result of a merger between the former British colony of Tanganyika and the island republic of Zanzibar. While there has been and still are tensions, this has held together, perhaps…

  • Historical Dictionary of Niger

    Historical Dictionary of Niger
    av Rahmane Idrissa

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810860940

    Sitting on the cusp between Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa, Niger is in many ways a remarkable place, blending in the harsh Sahelian environment a great diversity of cultures and lifestyles to make up a poor but resilient nation. The country w…

  • Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea

    Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea
    av Max Liniger-Goumaz

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810833944

    The third edition of this standard reference work brings the history of Equatorial Guinea into the second Nguemist dictatorship, which began with the August 1979 coup of Obiang Nguema. It explains the continuity of the Nguema dynasty, marked by viol…

  • Historical Dictionary of Guinea

    Historical Dictionary of Guinea
    av Mohamed Saliou Camara

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810878235

    The most significant thing about Guinea is its potential. It is strategically located in West Africa, with a well-educated and hardworking population, and endowed with considerable natural resources, indeed, enough to make it reasonably affluent if…

  • Historical Dictionary of Tunisia

    Historical Dictionary of Tunisia
    av Kenneth J. Perkins

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442273177

    The demographically modest, but strategically significant, country of Tunisia has experienced profound and revolutionary change in the almost two decades since the publication of the previous edition of this volume (1997). Most dramatically, a popul…

  • Historical Dictionary of Malawi

    Historical Dictionary of Malawi
    av C. A. Crosby

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810826281

  • Historical Dictionary of Liberia

    Historical Dictionary of Liberia
    av Elwood D. Dunn

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810838765

    Originally formed to harbor freed slaves and Americans returning to Africa, Liberia once was a land of hope. That was shattered by a long Civil War that shook its very foundation. Today's Liberia is glimpsed in this second edition. Building on the f…

  • Historical Dictionary of Egypt

    Historical Dictionary of Egypt
    av Jr., Arthur Goldschmidt

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810861893

    Egypt’s was the first non-Western country to undergo an industrial revolution. It was a major commercial center during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was one of the first countries to have (albeit briefly) a constitutional government. I…

  • Historical Dictionary of the Gambia

    Historical Dictionary of the Gambia
    av Harry A. Gailey

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810820012

  • Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

    Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon
    av Mark Dike DeLancey

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810858244

    Cameroon is a country endowed with a variety of climates and agricultural environments, numerous minerals, substantial forests, and a dynamic population. It is a country that should be a leader of Africa. Instead, we find a country almost paralyzed…

  • Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso

    Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso
    av Lawrence Rupley

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810867703

    Burkina Faso, known as Upper Volta until its independence from France in 1960, and locally called the “land of the upright people,” is a medium-sized land-locked country with no less than six neighbors, some of which periodically get int…

  • Historical Dictionary of Djibouti

    Historical Dictionary of Djibouti
    av Daoud A. Alwan

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810838734

    Established as a country a little more than a century ago, born as an independent republic in June 1977, Djibouti is among the youngest as well as the smallest states in Africa. Yet its strategic location at the crossroads of the maritime trade rout…

  • Historical Dictionary of Angola

    Historical Dictionary of Angola
    av W. Martin James

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781538111222

    Angola, slowly recovering from a twenty-seven year civil war, is becoming a regional super-power in southern Africa. This rise can be attributed to oil, diamonds, a battle-tested armed forces and a political system that is dominated by one party &nd…

  • Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

    Historical Dictionary of Nigeria
    av Toyin Falola

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781538113134

    The Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition introduces Nigeria’s rich and complex history. Readers will find a wealth of information on pre-20th century history, Nigeria under British colonial rule, and important post-independence iss…

  • Historical Dictionary of Kenya

    Historical Dictionary of Kenya
    av Robert M. Maxon

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810856370

    Kenya has a long and complex history that began thousands of years ago. Indeed, some archaeologists contend that the country was the "cradle of mankind" or, at the very least, one of the places that was home to the earliest hominids. In later centur…

  • Historical Dictionary of Rwanda

    Historical Dictionary of Rwanda
    av Aimable Twagilimana

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442255906

    Blessed with natural beauty and rich vegetation, Rwanda is often called the “land of a thousand hills” (le pays des mille collines), a reference to its many lush and green rolling hills. Moreover, for many Rwandans, at least in the past,…

  • Historical Dictionary of Ghana

    Historical Dictionary of Ghana
    av David Owusu-Ansah

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810872424

    Ghana, the former British colony of the Gold Coast, is historically known for being the first country to the south of the Sahara to attain political independence from colonial rule. It is known for its exports of cocoa and a variety of minerals, esp…

  • Historical Dictionary of Chad

    Historical Dictionary of Chad
    av Samuel Decalo

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810819375

  • Historical Dictionary of Togo

    Historical Dictionary of Togo
    av Samuel Decalo

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810830738

    Togo is a small West African country nestled between Benin and Ghana, extending from its narrow coastline 320 miles inland to Burkina Faso. Although the country's phosphate production has given it a modicum of economic stability, Togo remains politi…

  • Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic

    Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic
    av Richard Bradshaw

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810879911

    The Central African Republic (CAR) came into existence on 1 December 1958 as a semi-autonomous member state of the Communauté (French Community), meaning that France still controlled its currency, defense, foreign affairs and national security. The…

  • Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara

    Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara
    av Anthony G. Pazzanita

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810855403

    Western Sahara is the last remaining colony in Africa. When it was released from Spanish rule in 1975, it was only to be replaced by the colonial rule of the neighboring countries of Mauritania and the Kingdom of Morocco. Even then, plans for a refe…

  • Historical Dictionary of Morocco

    Historical Dictionary of Morocco
    av Aomar Boum

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781442262966

    A historical reference work on Morocco must take as its subject al-maghrib al-aqsa (the far west) as the Arabic scholars have generally referred to the approximate region of present-day Morocco, roughly the north-west corner of Africa but at times i…

  • Historical Dictionary of Namibia

    Historical Dictionary of Namibia
    av Victor L. Tonchi

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780810853980

    On March 21, 1990, Sam Nujoma was sworn in as the first president of independent Namibia. This ceremony marked the end of a struggle that lasted more than two decades and a period of colonialism that lasted more than a century. Finally, after decade…