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Title:A Note on the Abomey Protectorate
Author:Newbury, Colin W.
Year:1959
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:29
Issue:2
Period:April
Pages:146-155
Language:English
Geographic term:Benin
Subjects:history
colonialism
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157517
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1959-029-02-000003
Abstract:Compared with Senegal and Futa Jallon Dahomey lacks a detailed account of administrative practise in its protectorates and a treatment of the nature of Abomey kingship at a time when the local authority structure was being reappraised by Europeans. The answer to the question of how much of the Fon dynasty's fiscal and religious functions survived its loss of police powers, and by what methods French administrators did take its place, lies in the decline of Abomey control of coastal trade in the years immediately preceeding the conquest and in the contradiction between 'protectorate', as administrative policy, and the administrative practice of French officials at Abomey. Map.
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