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Title: Imperialism and colonial expansion in Senegal in the nineteenth century : with particular reference to the economic, social and political developments of the Kingdom of Gajaaga (Galam)
Author: Bathily, Abdoulaye
ISNI:       0000 0004 2715 8254
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1975
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The thesis is divided into six chapters. The first two chapters constitute ,an introduction aimed at setting the scene of our investigation. Firstly there is discussion on the problem of the Gajaaga boundaries as they shifted over time, and an attempt is made to find out whether that state possaased, so to speak, a geographical personality, i.e specific physical characteristics which would distinguish it from its neighbours. In the second chapter an account is given of the:early phases of the kingdom. One section is devoted to the discussion of some chronological hypotheses related to the origins of the regime which was to lead the Gajaaa state during the nineteenth century. Then attention is paid to the changes that took place in the country in the late' seventeenth and "the' eighteenth centuries following the emergence of the Atlantic trade. In the third chapter the process of the evolution of the Gajaaga economic structures and the material conditions of life in general during the nineteenth century is described and analysed in some detail. Two sectors of the economy are looked at: (1) the indigenous system of ,production and circulation; (2) the French commercial, expansion. The reciprocal effects of these two sectors are also taken into consideration. Chapter IV deals with the social and political organisation of Gajaaga. An attempt is made to present the various social classes and groups. The latter are described from the'standpoint of their respective position in the production process. Attention is also paid to the ways in which they interacted in the political, juridical and military spheres. Consideration is given to religion (Islam) and secular ideological bonds within the framework of inter-group and interpersonal relationships as they evolved: during the period under study.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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