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An economic history of Imperial Madagascar 1750-1895 : the rise and fall of an island empire

Author: Gwyn Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: African studies series, 106.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first comprehensive economic history of precolonial Madagascar, this study examines the island's role from 1750 to 1895 in the context of a burgeoning international economy and the rise of modern European imperialism. Challenging conventional portrayals of nineteenth-century Madagascar as a unified and progressive kingdom, this study reveals that the Merina of the central highlands attempted to found an island
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Campbell
ISBN: 0521839351 9780521839358
OCLC Number: 61458639
Description: xvii, 413 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: The traditional economy, 1750-1820 : industry and agriculture --
The traditional economy, 1750-1820 : commerce --
Empire and the adoption of autarky, 1810-1826 --
Industry and agriculture, 1820-1895 --
Labor, 1820-1895 --
Population, 1820-1895 --
The trading structure, 1820-1895 --
Foreign trade, 1820-1895 --
The slave trade, 1820-1895 --
Transport and communications, 1820-1895 --
Currency and finance, 1820-1895 --
Madagascar in the scramble for Indian Ocean Africa --
Epilogue : the rise and fall of imperial Madagascar.
Series Title: African studies series, 106.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of an island empire
Responsibility: Gwyn Campbell.
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"The great strength and originality of this study, however, lie in the surprising wealth of detailed economic information the author has unearthed about the fascinating attempt of the Merina monarchs Read more...

 
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