Kingdom on Mount Cameroon: Studies in the History of the Cameroon Coast 1500-1970 (Cameroon Studies #1) (Paperback)

Kingdom on Mount Cameroon: Studies in the History of the Cameroon Coast 1500-1970 (Cameroon Studies #1) By Edwin Ardener (Editor), Shirley Ardener (Editor) Cover Image
By Edwin Ardener (Editor), Shirley Ardener (Editor)
$39.95
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


The Bakweri people of Mount Cameroon, an active volcano on the coast of West Africa a few degrees north of the equator, have had a varied and at times exciting history which has brought them into contact, not only with other West African peoples, but with merchants, missionaries, soldiers and administrators from Portugal, Holland, England, Jamaica, Sweden, Germany and more recently France.

About the Author


Edwin Ardener, the distinguished social anthropologist who spoke their language, wrote a number of studies on the history and culture of the Bakweri Kingdom. Some of the unpublished writings, and some of the published but now out of print materials are here brought together for the first time. The book covers the early contacts with the Portuguese and Dutch from the sixteenth century, the arrival of the missionaries in the nineteenth century, the dramatic defeat of the first German punitive expedition, the subsequent establishment by the Germans of the plantation system, and the British Trusteeship period until independence in 1961 as part of the Federal Republic of Cameroon.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781571810441
ISBN-10: 1571810447
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2003
Pages: 404
Language: English
Series: Cameroon Studies