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Colonial rule and crisis in Equatorial Africa : Southern Gabon, c. 1850-1940

Author: Christopher J Gray
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2002.
Series: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the encounter between the French and the peoples of Southern Gabon in terms of their differing conceptions of boundaries.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Gray
ISBN: 1580460488 9781580460484
OCLC Number: 49225842
Description: xxii, 275 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Developing a spatial approach to historical change in equatorial Africa --
Territoriality in the functional regions, districts, and villages of southern Gabon to the 1880s --
The clan has no boundary: cognitive kinships, maps, and territoriality --
The instruments of colonial territoriality --
Colonial territoriality's ambiguous triumph in southern Gabon, ca. 1890-1920 --
The imposition of an ambiguous territoriality: roads and Okoumé, ca. 1920-1940 --
Death of the equatorial tradition? Of leopard men, canton chiefs, and women healers.
Series Title: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora, v. 13.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Gray.
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