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Title:International politics in a frontier zone: Egbado, 1833-63
Author:Folayan, Kola
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:This paper attempts, first, to examine in some detail the development of the problem of political security for a period of about three decades in Egbado history when the neighbouring Yoruba and Aja states struggled vigorously to fill the power vacuum created in the area by the collapse of Oyo power. Secondly, by focusing attention on the frontier zone of Egbado where the political and economic interests of the flanking states clashed most, it is hoped to shed more light on the external politics of these states. In particular, it is hoped to elaborate on the question of causation or motivation in the explanation of the pattern of international relations in this region. In this sense therefore this paper may partly been seen as a further contibution to the historical understanding of Yoruba-Dahomey relations in the nineteenth century. The first part of this paper deals with the situation in Central Egbado while the second brings out the picture in Southern Egbado. Ref., map.