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Author Mendy, Peter Michael Karibe, author.

Title Historical dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau / Peter Karibe Mendy, Richard A. Lobban Jr.

Publication Info. Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.


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Edition Fourth edition.
Description 1 online resource (lxxxii, 560 pages) : maps.
Series Historical Dictionaries of Africa
Historical dictionaries of Africa.
Note Lobban's name appears first on earlier editions.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-557).
Contents Editor's Foreword / Jon Woronoff -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Maps -- Chronology -- Introduction -- The dictionary -- Appendix A. Governors of Portuguese Guinea, 1879-1974 -- Appendix B. Heads of State, 1973-2012 -- Appendix C. Prime Ministers, 1973-2012 -- Appendix D. The First Government of Guinea-Bissau, 24 September 1973 -- Appendix E. The Conselho da Revolução (Council of the Revolution), 14 November 1980 -- Appendix F. The First Multiparty System Government, 26 October 1994 -- Appendix G. Agreement between the Government of Guinea-Bissau and the Self-Proclaimed Military Junta, 1 November 1998 -- Appendix H. The Government of National Unity, 3 December 1998 -- Appendix I. UN Security Council Resolution 2048, 18 May 2012, The Travel Ban List -- Appendix J. The Postcoup Government of Transition, 23 May 2012 -- Appendix K. Ethnolinguistic Groups of Guinea-Bissau -- Bibliography -- About the Authors.
Summary Guinea-Bissau is a small country in West Africa, and yet it managed to wrest its independence from Portugal back in 1973, at the cost of a long and bitter struggle against seemingly implacable odds. This was a time to be proud of, and there was also a moment about two decades ago, when it looked like a trendsetter for democracy. Since then things have gone seriously wrong, with a collapsing infrastructure, a dilapidated economy and a political stage prone to military coups d'etats. This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Guinea-Bissau tells the long and sometimes unpleasant story. However, like all the country historical dictionaries, it tells it several times and in several ways. First, the chronology traces the history of what became Guinea-Bissau, and this over a period of centuries and not just decades. Then the introduction recounts that history again, providing more insight and understanding, and conveys a good idea of how things are going now. The details follow in the dictionary section with entries on important persons, places, institutions, and events among other things. And the bibliography points to further reading.--Publisher description.
Note Print version record.
Subject Guinea-Bissau -- History -- Dictionaries.
HISTORY -- Africa -- West.
Guinea-Bissau. (OCoLC)fst01208732
Genre/Form Dictionaries. (OCoLC)fst01423826
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Lobban, Richard Andrew, Jr., 1943- author.
Other Form: Print version: Mendy, Peter Michael Karibe. Historical dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. 4th ed. Lanham [Md.] : Scarecrow Press, ©2013 9780810853102 (DLC) 2013012068 (OCoLC)764377391
ISBN 9780810880276 (electronic bk.)
081088027X (electronic bk.)
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