Historical Dictionary of Mozambique

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This Second Edition is designed to be the most comprehensive reference to the history of Mozambique from the earliest times to the present. As such, it addresses and analyzes the most relevant issues, personalities, and challenges the country has faced prior to colonialism, as a Portuguese colony from 1498 to 1975, and after achieving its independence in June 1975. The book fills a major gap in the literature of the continent given that Lusophone Africa has always received less attention from the scholarly in ...

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Overview

This Second Edition is designed to be the most comprehensive reference to the history of Mozambique from the earliest times to the present. As such, it addresses and analyzes the most relevant issues, personalities, and challenges the country has faced prior to colonialism, as a Portuguese colony from 1498 to 1975, and after achieving its independence in June 1975. The book fills a major gap in the literature of the continent given that Lusophone Africa has always received less attention from the scholarly in particular and the international community in general. For the informed, the volume serves as a quick chronological reference, for the novice it is an enriched source of both academic and non-academic information that cannot be found in any book published on Mozambique so far. Topics include: *Politics *Society *Culture *Religion *Science *Economics *Important personalities and leaders *Civil society The work also contains a chronological overview, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, important statistics, and an extensive bibliography in English, Portuguese, French, and other languages. This expanded edition is replete with more in-depth coverage, 50 new entries, and an updated bibliography that cites the most recent publications on Mozambique.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
...this 2nd edition far outstrips its predecessor in range and detail. As well, there is much more cross-referencing and many longer entries, and it comes with the standard ensemble of acronym lists, one small-scale map, a chronology of modern political events, a substantial introduction and bibliography, and several statistical appendixes.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...this 2nd edition far outstrips its predecessor in range and detail. As well, there is much more cross-referencing and many longer entries, and it comes with the standard ensemble of acronym lists, one small-scale map, a chronology of modern political events, a substantial introduction and bibliography, and several statistical appendixes.
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A Portuguese colony since 1498, Mozambique became independent on June 25, 1975, following a ten-year war of liberation. Azevedo, a Mozambican, traces the development of modern Mozambique from earliest times to the present, treating the Africans not as passive receptors but as actors in their land during both the pre-colonial and colonial periods. Includes a comprehensive bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810837928
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Series: Historical Dictionaries of Africa Series , #88
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Mario Azevedo was born in Mozambique and is presently chair of the African-American and African Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Tome Mbuia Joao is a Mozambican who works as a broadcaster in Portuguese at the Voice of America where he produces documentaries on African history, with emphasis on Lusophone Africa. Emmanuel Nnadozie is professor of economics at Truman State University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Note on Spelling Chapter 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 5 Map Chapter 6 Chronology Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 9 Appendix 1: Mozambique Captains and Governors (1501-1975) Chapter 10 Appendix 2: The Mozambique Government (2001) Chapter 11 Appendix 3: Statistical Information Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 About the Authors

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