Conquest, history and memory in highland Madagascar

Author(s): Zoe Crossland

Year: 2013


This paper looks at the ways in which history and memory were involved in the expansion of the early 19th century 'Merina' state of highland Madagascar. In his conquests of neighboring territories King Andrianampoinimerina gave history to some of his new subjects, and took it away from others. In considering how this played out I explore the implications for how we understand history and historicity, and for examining archaeology's relationship to history.

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Conquest, history and memory in highland Madagascar. Zoe Crossland. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428421)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 705