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Title:The Political Elite of Imerina and the Revolt of the Menalamba: The Creation of a Colonial Myth in Madagascar, 1895-1898
Author:Ellis, StephenISNI
Year:1980
Periodical:The Journal of African History (ISSN 0021-8537)
Volume:21
Issue:2
Pages:219-234
Language:English
Geographic term:Madagascar
Subjects:Menalamba revolt
anticolonialism
history
Merina polity
History and Exploration
colonialism
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/8948
https://www.jstor.org/stable/182136
Abstract:The revolt of the Menalamba occurred over a wide area of central Madagascar, mostly in the kingdom of Imerina, in the two years following the French invasion of Madagascar in 1895. A mysterious aspect has always been the question of who, if anyone was its leader. The official version (of the French government) was that the movement was inspired or directed by a number of magnates at the old Merina court. Recent research in previously unopened archives has thrown new light on the question: the role of the old oligarchy in the uprising was virtually nil. Notes, French sum.
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