• John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Madagascar was discovered by the Portuguese, Diego Diaz, in 1500. The island was unified under the merina monarchy between 1797 and 1861, but French claims to a protectorate led to hostilities culminating in the establishment of a protectorate on 30 Sept. 1895. The monarchy was abolished and Madagascar became a French Colony on 6 Aug. 1896.


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Books of Reference

  1. Bulletin de l’Académie Malgache (from 1902)Google Scholar
  2. Brown, M., Madagascar Rediscovered. London, 1978Google Scholar
  3. Deschamps, H., Histoire de Madagascar. Paris, 4th ed. 1972Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986

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  • John Paxton

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