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'Transfer of destinies', or business as usual? Republican invented tradition and the problem of 'independence' at the end of the French empire

Shipway, Martin (2008) 'Transfer of destinies', or business as usual? Republican invented tradition and the problem of 'independence' at the end of the French empire. The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs 97 (398), pp. 747-759. ISSN 0035-8533.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00358530802415970

Abstract

Details of independence ceremonies in French sub-Saharan Africa in 1960 are sparse. Republican France had no place for monarchist pageantry and ornamentalism, although there was some borrowing from the British rhetoric and iconography of the end of Empire. This article explores differences between French and British decolonization with particular attention to the French experience in Vietnam and the French West and Equatorial Africa 1958-60.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): French decolonization, French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa, Guinea, Vietnam, Charles de Gaulle
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 11:42
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 13:01
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2611

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