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An economic history of Imperial Madagascar 1750-1895 : the rise and fall of an Island Empire

Author: Gwyn Campbell; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: African Studies, 106.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed versionView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive economic history of pre-colonial Madagascar, this study examines the island's role from 1750 to 1895 in the context of a burgeoning international economy and the rise of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Campbell; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521839358 0521839351 9780521103916 0521103916
OCLC Number: 1042900796
Description: XVII, [1], 413, [1] strona : ilustracje ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. The traditional economy, 1750-1820: industry and agriculture; 2. The traditional economy, 1750-1820: commerce; 3. Empire and the adoption of autarky, 1810-26; 4. Industry and agriculture, 1820-95; 5. Labour, 1820-95; 6. Population, 1820-95; 7. The trading structure, 1820-95; 8. Foreign trade, 1820-95; 9. The slave trade, 1820-95; 10. Transport and communications, 1820-95; 11. Currency and finance, 1820-95; 12. Madagascar in the scramble for Indian Ocean Africa; Epilogue. The rise and fall of imperial Madagascar; Appendices; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: African Studies, 106.
Responsibility: Gwyn Campbell.

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