Historical Dictionary of Gabon PDF ePub eBook

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Historical Dictionary of Gabon free pdf The country of Gabon, located in equatorial Africa on the Atlantic coast, gained its independence from France on August 17, 1960. Its strong economic base in mining, forestry, and especially petroleum has made Gabon one of the most prosperous nations in the area. It also boasts the longest serving African head of state in President El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba, who, having won election after election, has been in power since 1967. The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Gabon provides crucial information about the country's important persons, places, events, and institutions. This is done through the use of several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries, an introductory essay, a chronology, a list of acronyms and abbreviations, maps, and a comprehensive bibliography.

About David E. Gardinier

David E. Gardinier is Professor Emeritus of History at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His publications include the history of Francophone Africa, in particular Gabon since the 1840s and contemporary affairs. Douglas A. Yates is assistant professor of political science at the American University of Paris and professor of research methodology at the University of Paris-Pontoise. His publications concern the political economy of Gabon since the 1950s and its international relations.

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Author : David E. Gardinier
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Data Published : 18 September 2006
ISBN : 0810849186
EAN : 9780810849181
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 528 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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