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A ‘Chinese Scramble’? The Politics of Contemporary China–Africa Relations

Daniel Large.

in African Affairs

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 940 words.

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A ‘Kimberley protest’: Diamond mining, export sanctions, and poverty in Akwatia, Ghana

Gavin Hilson and Martin J. Clifford.

in African Affairs

July 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 8253 words.

The temporary suspension of diamond exports in Ghana in 2006 and 2007 is arguably the most significant move to address mounting criticisms of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme...

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‘A Cup of Tea with Homer’

Wallace Stuart.

in John Stuart Blackie

May 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 15999 words.

This chapter discusses John Stuart Blackie's methods in teaching. Blackie wrote the essay The Pronunciation of Greek and travelled to Athens to prove that the Greek Language is not dead. He...

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‘A Docile Workforce’? Women, Work and Political Identity

Annmarie Hughes.

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

May 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9975 words.

The expediency of the discourse used by employers, trade unionists and male workers that identified women workers as docile and politically apathetic has been bolstered by a historiography...

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‘A military fervour akin to religious fanaticism’: Scottish Military Identity in the Australian Imperial Force

Craig Tibbitts.

in A Global Force

May 2016; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 10014 words.

This chapter highlights the long-term influence of Scottish military traditions and identity in Australia, dating back to the arrival of a battalion of the 73rd Highland Regiment in New...

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‘A Scotch Parnellite Party’: Land, Home Rule and the Third Reform Act

Andrew G. Newby.

in Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

March 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9675 words.

Throughout Britain and Ireland, the Third Reform Act — finally enacted in 1884 after several delays, with a redistribution of constituencies following in 1885 — extended the vote to all...

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‘A Sort of Fenian Conclave in the Country’: The Development of a Highland Land Question

Andrew G. Newby.

in Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

March 2007; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and Area Studies. 9284 words.

The ‘Crofters' War’ ultimately had its genesis in the post-Culloden reorganisation of Highland estates, the creation of crafting, and the large-scale clearance of people for sheep, most...

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Abacha, Sani (1943–1998)

Eric Bennett.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 353 words.

Sani Abacha attended primary and secondary school in his home state of Kano and then joined the army in 1962

Abbe Alexis Kagame

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Kagame, philosopher, linguist, and historian, was born in 1912 in Kiyanza, Rwanda. A member of the traditional Tutsi royalty, Kagame was educated in the local minor and major seminaries...

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ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Dihlawī, an Accidental Revivalist: Knowledge and Power in the Passage from Delhi to Makka

Scott Kugle.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

May 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 23155 words.

ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Muḥaddith Dihlawī (d. 1642) was a renowned Islamic reformer in Mughal Delhi. His life is well documented in hagiographic and biographic records. This study argues that ʿAbd...

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Abd Allah ibn Yasin

Elizabeth Heath.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 293 words.

The Almoravids movement of Abd Allah ibn Yasin conquered parts of northwestern Africa and later Spain during the eleventh and

Abd Allah ibn Yasin

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Died 1059? Islamic scholar and one of the founders of the Almoravids movement; also known as Abdullah b. Yasin al-Gazuli and Abdallah ibn Rasin.

The Almoravids movement of Abd...

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Abd al-Qadir

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — African Studies.

(d. 1883)

Algerian independence leader, Sufi mystic, and poet. Born in Algeria to a notable Moroccan family. Became involved in the Algerian independence movement after the French...

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Abd al-Qadir (1807–1883)

Marian Aguiar.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 523 words.

Considered a hero of anticolonial resistance by many contemporary Algerians, Abd al-Qadir created an Arab-Berber alliance to oppose French expansion

‘ABD AL-RAḤMĀN AL-KAWĀKIBĪ'S REFORMIST IDEOLOGY, ARAB PAN-ISLAMISM, AND THE INTERNAL OTHER1

JOSEPH G. RAHME.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

May 1999; p ublished online May 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 0 words.

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Abdias Nascimento

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

An Afro-Brazilian scholar and writer, Abdias do Nascimento was born on 14 March 1914 in Franca, in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. His grandparents were slaves from Africa. After slavery was ...

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Abdou Diouf

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — African Studies.

(b. 7 Mar. 1935).

President of Senegal 1981–2000 Born in Louga, he was educated at the University of Dakar, and graduated in law from the University of Paris. Upon his return to...

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Abdurrahman Wahid. Muslim Democrat, Indonesian President. A View from the Inside
 Greg Barton (Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2002). 414 pp. Price HB £22.95. ISBN 0–86840–405–5

Peter Carey.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 1475 words.

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Abé

Ari Nave.

in Encyclopedia of Africa

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African Studies. 61 words.

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some five dozen

Abé

Overview page. Subjects: African Studies.

Ethnic group of the Côte d’Ivoire, also known as the Abbe or Abbey.

The Abé, numbering around 200,000, mostly live in the Agboville region of Côte d’Ivoire. One of some ...

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