Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso (BOK)

Lawrence A. Rupley, Lamissa Bangali, Boureima Diamitani

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Burkina Faso, known as Upper Volta until its independence from France in 1960, and locally called the "land of the upright people," is a medium-sized land-locked country with no less than six neighbors, some of which periodically get into trouble...which makes it reasonably strategic in some ways. While it has not done as poorly as some other African states, its economic has certainly not prospered and many Burkinabe go abroad to earn a living. As for politics, it is another case of stability without democracy, even if there are periodic elections. Still, this is better than not even having stability. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, maps, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Burkina Faso.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2000 Forfatter Boureima Diamitani, Lamissa Bangali, Lawrence A. Rupley
Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 9780810867703
Antall sider 394 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,5cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 721 gram Emner og form African history, Reference works