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Title: Colonial rebellions in South-Central Cameroon 1887-1907
Author: Mveng Ayi, Maurice
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University of London
Date of Award: 1985
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This is an attempt to analyse some anti-colonial rebellions in a "stateless" society of South-Central Cameroon under German rule. The thesis surveys some of the rebellions staged by the Beti-bulu peoples during twenty years of colonial presence in the area. It begins by an examination of the nature of native oral traditions; then it examines some important rebellions from the early days of German penetration in 1887 to the period of effective rule in 1907. The various examples of rebellions have been compared to elicit some generalizations about which reasons led some peoples to revolt in an environment marked by military, political, and economic fragmentation. The study of the rebellions has also illuminated the variety of ways in which resistance emerged from a background of clans and lir..eages; finally it helped to elucidate the problem of how oral traditions develop in a "stateless" society.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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