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Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Justin Willis

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is a history of the Kenyan city of Mombasa and its surrounding settlements from the mid-19th century to the height of colonial rule in the 1930s. The book places the island and town of Mombasa ... More


After Colonial Rule in Asia: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Zoltan Barany

in The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137681
eISBN:
9781400845491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137681.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter looks at two pivotal states of South Asia: India and Pakistan. India and Pakistan gained their independence in 1947. India succeeded in placing its armed forces under firm and virtually ... More


“A world at its zenith”: Rangoon, commerce and colonialism

Richard Cockett

in Blood, Dreams and Gold: The Changing Face of Burma

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300204513
eISBN:
9780300215984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204513.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins the account of modern Burma in Rangoon, the capital of the British colony of Burma. It was once a thriving mercantile capital comparable to Kolkata, Singapore, Penang, and ... More


This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This book emphasizes the significance of various ways of resource use in India. This book is divided into three parts. The first part examines the several forms of restraint on resource use reported ... More


Islamic Identities in Colonial India

Muhammad Qasim Zaman

in Islam in Pakistan: A History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691149226
eISBN:
9781400889747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149226.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter introduces many of the groups that will form the subject of this book and charts their emergence and development in conditions of British colonial rule. It shows that the traditionalist ... More


Sovereignty, Sacrifice and States of Emergency in Colonial Ireland

Stephen Morton

in States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter one traces the language, rhetoric and imagery of emergency in Anglo-Irish literature and law in colonial Ireland. It begins by considering how the rhetoric of the Fenian threat in newspapers ... More


Nurturing the Nation: The Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing, and Liberating Egypt, 1805-1923

Lisa Pollard

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240223
eISBN:
9780520937536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240223.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Focusing on gender and the family, this history reconsiders the origins of Egyptian nationalism and the revolution of 1919 by linking social changes in class and household structure to the politics ... More


A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Roger S. Levine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Born into a Xhosa royal family around 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was destined to live in an era of profound change—one that witnessed the arrival and entrenchment of European colonialism. As a ... More


‘Wrung from the Withers of the Western Nile’: Background, Birth and Youth, 1928(?)–46

Mark Leopold

in Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.003.0002
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses Idi Amin's childhood and background. Amin's connection with the Yakan movement demonstrates how close in time his birth was to the very beginning of British rule over Uganda. ... More


From Imperial Justice to Transcendental Freedom: The Samnyasin as Leader in the Movement for National Independence

Mithi Mukherjee

in India in the Shadows of Empire: A Legal and Political History (1774–1950)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062509
eISBN:
9780199080151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062509.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the process through which the enunciative persona of the lawyer as the quintessential political representative in the Indian National Congress gave way to the persona of the ... More


Idi Amin: The Story of Africa's Icon of Evil

Mark Leopold

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300154399
eISBN:
9780300154405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154399.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Idi Amin began his career in the British army in colonial Uganda and worked his way up the ranks before seizing power in a British-backed coup in 1971. He built a violent and unstable dictatorship, ... More


From Temasek to the Republic of Singapore: A Historical Overview

Kristina Göransson

in The Binding Tie: Chinese Intergenerational Relations in Modern Singapore

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832599
eISBN:
9780824870195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832599.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides historical background for Singapore, from the precolonial period to the modern Republic of Singapore. It also provides a history of Singapore's Chinese community and features of ... More


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