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The history of Dahomy

Archibald Dalzel

The history of Dahomy

an inland kingdom of Africa; compiled from authentic memoirs; with an introduction and notes. By Archibald Dalzel, formerly Governor at Whydah, and now at Cape-Coast-Castle.

by Archibald Dalzel

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Published by printed for the editor, by T. Spilsbury and Son; and sold by J. Evans in London .
Written in English


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FormatMicroform
Paginationxxxi,[1],xxvi,[4],230p.,plates
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20113923M


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The History of Dahomy, an Inland Kingdom of Africa; Compiled from Authentic Memoirs; With an Introduction and Notes. By Archibald Dalzel, formerly Governor at Whydah, and now at Cape-Coast-Castle.

London: Printed for the Editor, by T. Spilsbury and Son, Snow-Hill, and sold by J. Evans, Pater-Noster-Row, Small 4to.

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History of Dahomy Archibald Dalzel died bankrupt inbut the events and circumstances of his disappointed life were lightened by a conspicuous achievement: his great book, History of Dahomy. Recognized since his time as a work of literary merit and intellectual power, it appeared in and was an unusual event for the 18th century, given.

Dahomey, kingdom in western Africa that flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries in the region that is now southern Benin. According to tradition, at the beginning of the 17th century three brothers vied for the kingdom of Allada, which, like neighbouring Whydah (now Ouidah), had grown rich on the.

OCLC Number: Notes: Map title: Dahomy and its environs by R. Norris. Description: xxvi, xxxii, pages: illustrations, folded map ; 29 cm. The History Book is a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one, from the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today.

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The History of Dahomy (Dahomey) an Inland Kingdom of Africa Compiled from Authentic Memoirs Archibald Dalzel T Spilsbury and Son; G and W Nicol: London 11" by 9" [3], iv-xxvi, [5], ii-xxxi, [2], pp.

SUMMARY A first edition of Archibald Dalzel's memoirs of his time in Dahomy, Rating: % positive. The Memoirs of the Reign of Bossa Ahadee, King of Dahomy of Robert Norris, first published inis a history of the west African kingdom of Dahomey during the reign of Tegbesu (“Bossa”), dated by Norris to (though the correct dates are now known to be ).

In addition to its separate publication inNorris' material was also included, in a revised form, in the.

The name appears 47 other times in the book with both accent marks. Most Francophone authors instinctively correct the mistake.

Auguste-Louis-René-Joseph Le Hérissé () served as a colonial official in Dahomey from tomainly as chief administrator of the Abomey by: 1.

M'Baye Gueye and A. Adu Boahen, Dahomey, pp; in A. du Boahen (ed.), Unesco General History of Africa : Africa under Colonial DominationParis etc.

Article Dahomey, in: Statesman's Year Book pp [G] Article: Dahomey, in:. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Full text of "The History of Dahomy: An Inland Kingdom of Africa; Comp. from Authentic. HISTORY OF DAHOMY. Whydah in the and Ardra were the two greateft maritime dates Dahomy^; rivals in trade, and con-neighbourhood of lequently ever jealous of each • 5 at that time, are defcribed The other.

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His name was banned from Dahomey official history. Although historians do not agree on the causes of his dismissal, the decline of the Atlantic slave trade provoked by British pressures and also by the French revolutionary era played a significant role in his eventual deposition in   NORRIS, ROBERT (d.

), African traveller, son of John Norris of Nonsuch, Wiltshire, and brother of William Norris, secretary to the Society of Antiquaries [q. v.], was a Guinea trader, whose personal knowledge of the African coast appears to have reached back at least to (Memoir, p.

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