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East Africa: Caste Religion

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Indian traders had long been landing on the East African coast when the British Protectorate in the area decided that they needed Indian workers to build a railway into inland Uganda. They recruited ... More


Slavery and Slave Trading in Eastern Africa: Exploring the Intersections of Historical Sources and Archaeological Evidence

Paul J. Lane

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter reviews the historical evidence concerning the development of slavery in eastern Africa, the various forms found in societies on the coast and in the interior, the social and cultural ... More


War against nature: malaria in Salonika, East Africa, and the Middle East

Mark Harrison

in The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199575824
eISBN:
9780191595158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575824.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

Of all the diseases encountered by the British army during the war, malaria was the most serious in terms of the drain on manpower. In Salonika, East Africa, and the Middle East, the army found ... More


Zoroastrians in East Africa

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the situation and history of Parsis in East Africa, particularly in Zanzibar and Kenya. It suggests that Parsis came to East Africa, first to Zanzibar and then across to the ... More


Recovering and Remembering a Slave Route in Central Tanzania

Stephanie Wynne-Jones

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Tanzania's central caravan route, joining Lake Tanganyika to the East African coast, was an important artery of trade, with traffic peaking in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and associated ... More


From Marco Polo to Manuel I of Portugal: The Image of the East African Coast in the Early Sixteenth Century

JEAN MICHEL MASSING

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Less than twenty years after Vasco da Gama joined the commercial perimeter of the Indian Ocean (1497–8), European artists had developed a view of the newly discovered lands, ranging from highly ... More


Memory, Oral History and the End of Slavery in Tanzania: Some Methodological Considerations

Jan-Georg Deutsch

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter explores how the end of slavery is remembered in Tanzania. While the subject of ‘The end of slavery in Africa’ has attracted a substantial number of outstanding scholars, few researchers ... More


Crisis and Expansion

Geoffrey Jones

in British Multinational Banking, 1830-1990

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206026
eISBN:
9780191676925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206026.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the period between the financial crises and the end of the world war. During this period, the British multinational banks had expanded along with the booming world economy. ... More


Policy Failures in African Rangeland Development

Walter J. Lusigi

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses seven key policy failures that have contributed to deterioration of rangelands in English-speaking East Africa. These are (1) land tenure policy issues, (2) anti-pastoral ... More


East Africa: Metropolitan Action and Local Initiative

Charles Ambler

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0032
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The historiography of British East Africa began, in the last years of the 19th century, in the attempts of participants and observers to describe, explain, justify, or condemn the actions of British ... More


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