Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Author:   Mark Dike DeLancey ,  Rebecca A. Mbuh ,  Mark W. Delancey
Publisher:   Scarecrow Press
Edition:   Fourth Edition
Volume:   113
ISBN:  

9780810858244


Pages:   530
Publication Date:   03 May 2010
Format:   Hardback
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Cameroon is a country endowed with a variety of climates and agricultural environments, numerous minerals, substantial forests, and a dynamic population. It is a country that should be a leader of Africa. Instead, we find a country almost paralyzed by corruption and poor management, a country with a low life expectancy and serious health problems, and a country from which the most talented and highly educated members of the population are emigrating in large numbers. Although Cameroon has made economic progress since independence, it has not been able to change the dependent nature of its economy. The economic situation combined with the dismal record of its political history, indicate that prospects for political stability, justice, and prosperity are dimmer than they have been for most of the country's independent existence. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon has been updated to reflect advances in the study of Cameroon's history as well as to provide coverage of the years since the last edition. It relates the turbulent history of Cameroon through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Cameroon history from the earliest times to the present.

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Author:   Mark Dike DeLancey ,  Rebecca A. Mbuh ,  Mark W. Delancey
Publisher:   Scarecrow Press
Imprint:   Scarecrow Press
Edition:   Fourth Edition
Volume:   113
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.70cm , Length: 22.70cm
Weight:   0.812kg
ISBN:  

9780810858244


ISBN 10:   081085824
Pages:   530
Publication Date:   03 May 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This updated edition in a solid series brings to libraries an important, complex, diverse country, often referred to as Africa in miniature since it has undergone many of the historical and contemporary changes and traumas seen across the continent through the years. Two of the authors prepared the third edition in 2000, and the new author is especially strong in women's issues. Following a helpful introduction, more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries cover significant persons, events, places, organizations, and cultural factors. The concise, balanced, and clear descriptions are accurate and current. Political leaders and conferences through the years, social activists, cultural elements (such as a particular cloth textile), corruption, artists, and a range of women's issues (especially violence) are brought forward. The work is enhanced by a list of acronyms and abbreviations, initial black-and-white line maps, a chronology (current through mid-2009), and an extensive, well-organized, and current bibliography (including Web sites) that is typical of the publisher's series. Much of the information is on the Internet (although often in French). This work will enable large public and academic libraries to provide a window into a lesser-known nation, one that has been buffeted by European and cultural forces throughout its history. Booklist It is an accessible source for brief information on subjects with regard to the Republic of Cameroon and citations to go to for more information. American Reference Books Annual, May-August 2010


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Mark Dike DeLancey is assistant professor of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University. He is coauthor of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon (Scarecrow, 2000). Rebecca Mbuh is professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Jungwon University. Mark W. DeLancey is visiting professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Sookmyung Women's University. He is coauthor of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon (Scarecrow, 2000).

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