Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-8108-7186-1 • Hardback • February 2016 • $193.00 • (£150.00)
978-0-8108-7389-6 • eBook • February 2016 • $183.00 • (£135.00)
Cyril K. Daddieh is professor and director of graduate studies in the department of political science at Miami University of Ohio. He specializes in the political economies and foreign policies of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
Editor’s Foreword (Jon Woronoff)
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Table 1: Production Statistics of Some Major Staple Foods and Export Crops
Appendix A: Governors of Côte d’Ivoire, 1893-1960
Appendix B: Heads of State of Independent Côte d’Ivoire, 1960-present
Appendix C: Prime Ministers of Independent Côte d’Ivoire, 1990-present
About the Author
After two editions written by the late Robert J. Mundt, Daddieh takes on the task with this third edition. The author expands the work by several hundred pages and many more entries, and includes an extensive chronology, subject-based bibliography, and a thorough introduction to assist the reader in contextualizing the material. In addition to the precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial history of Côte d'Ivoire, this revision covers the country's long struggle with political and civil strife following the death of Félix Houphouët-Boigny in 1993, who ruled the nation for more than three decades after independence. Thoroughly detailed, well-written, and insightful entries treat the political and social upheaval and the consequences resulting from various coups and civil wars, as well as attempts at peace, Ivoirian reconciliation, and economic stabilization. Occasionally, new editions...can be skipped; not this one. It is a significant update that features information on the important individuals, places, organizations, and events during the most turbulent period in the nation's history.
Summing Up: Highly recommended. All libraries. All levels.
— Choice Reviews
This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Cȏte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) by Cyril K Daddieh is a major update of the first two editions by Robert J. Mundt—the second edition was published in 1995. . . .The dictionary entries are extensive, readable, and informative. A most helpful aspect of this edition is the bibliography of works in French and English, spanning over 100 pages. The bibliography includes sections on culture, economics, history, politics, sciences, anthropology, ethnology and sociology, and regional studies. The section on culture includes a listing of works on the 27 languages that are or have been spoken in the Ivory Coast. This book serves as a valuable resource for scholars, policy makers, and general readers with an interest in the Ivory Coast.
— American Reference Books Annual
• Winner, Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2016)