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Defeat Is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musinga, 1896-1931

Defeat Is the Only Bad News: Rwanda under Musinga, 1896-1931


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ISBN-13: 9780299281441
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Series: Africa and the Diaspora Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges (1942-2009) was a Yale-trained historian, a leading activist with Human Rights Watch, and the author of Leave None to Tell the Story. David Newbury is the Gwendolen Carter Professor of African Studies at Smith College and author of Kings and Clans: A Social History of the Lake Kivu Rift Valley.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations        

Foreword by Roger V. Des Forges        

Editor's Preface        

Author's Preface        

Author's Acknowledgments        

Editor's Note        

Editor's Introduction: Situating the Rwandan Court at the Time of Musinga's Accession to Power        

Glossary of Rwandan Terms        

1. A Tumultuous Transition: The Accession of Musinga        

2. The Catholic Church, the German Administration, and the Nyiginya Court        

3. The Missionaries, the Court, and the Local Community, 1904-1910

4. Musinga's Coming of Age, 1905-1913        

5. Extending Court Power, 1905-1913: The Conquest of the Northern Regions        

6. New Europeans, New Court Tactics, 1913-1919: The Arrival of the Belgians        

7. Alliances That Bind—and Divide: Belgian Rule and the Court, 1919-1922        

8. Divide and Rule, 1922-1925: Emerging Factions at the Court        

9. The Rationalization of Power, 1925-1931: The Deposition of Musinga        

Editor's Epilogue        





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