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Literature on the History of West Africa
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First posted in April 2002; Last revised on May 9th 2012







Dahomey (Benin) since Independence

Dahomey1939-1960
Dahomey 1919-1939
Dahomey 1893-1918

Kingdom of Dahomey


Timelines : Benin, since 1851
Historical Atlas, Dahomey / Benin Page


Students' Paper : Chang, HyeJin, Environmental History of West Africa (2012)
Students' Paper : Kim, Ji Yang, Demographic History of West Africa (2009)
Students' Papers : Kim, Jiwan, The European View of West Africa and Colonialism as expressed in Historic Encyclopedias (2009)







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Country Profiles from CIA World Factbook; BBC Country Profiles; World Desk Reference; Index Mundi, Nations Encyclopedia
Article : Benin, from Wikipedia
Country Profile : Benin, from ISS
Links General from African Studies at UPenn; from Africa South of the Sahara at Stanford; from Library of Congress, Portals to the World; from BUBL
Category : Benin, from Wikipedia
on History Category : History of Benin, from Wikipedia
Historical Dictionaries
Organizations
Timelines from timelines.ws; from BBC News
Accounts of History from Wikipedia
Politics Politics of Benin, from Wikipedia; Political Resources on the Net : Benin; For the Record : Benin, from UN Human Rights System
Governments on the WWW : Benin
Military Wars of Benin, 1800-1999, from ACED
J. Morel, Calendrier des crimes de la France outre-mer, 2005 : 18 novembre 1892: Le colonel Dodds pille et incendie Abomey (Dahomey)
Economy & Finances Entry Benin, from Global History of Currencies, by Bryan Taylor; Currency Boards and Dollarization by Kurt Schuler; click for Benin
Article Economy of Benin, from Wikipedia
Catregory : Economy of Benin, from Wikipedia
Global Integrity : Benin 2006
Ethnography Category Languages of Benin, from Wikipedia
Languages of Benin (51), from Ethnologue
Art and Life of Africa : Benin
World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples : Benin
Religion Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Benin, from Kirken i Norge
History of Regions Departments of Benin, from www.statoids.com
Communes de Benin, from www.statoids.com
Local History List of Cities in Benin, from Wikipedia
History of Abomey, of Porto Novo, Cotonou, from Wikipedia
Institutions Benin, from Airline History
Biographies Category : Beninese People, from Wikipedia
Chinese Ambassadors to Benin, from PRC MOFA
African Women Bibliographic Database
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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SITES . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen from World Statesmen (B. Cahoon), from Rulers (B. Schemmel), from World Rulers (E. Schulz, illustrated); Political Leaders, from ZPC
Regnal Chronologies : West Africa, scroll down for Dahomey
Lists of Ambassadors
Statistical Data Responsible Institution Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique, Benin
Population Figures from Population Statistics (Jan Lahmeyer)
Election Results from Psephos, since 2001; from IFES Election Guide, since 1999; from African Elections Database, since 1959
Documents Historical Newspapers Official Gazettes
Hemerotheques
Selected Articles
Modern Newspapers Newspapers and News Media : Benin, from ABYZ; from Online Newspapers, from World Newspapers (links)
Newsreels Search INA Video
Bibliotheque/Mediatheque pour un voyage dans l'Histoire recente par l'audiovisuel : videos et TV : Benin
Image Databanks Systematic Collections
General
Archives nationales d'outre-mer, Base Ulysse, image base (France)
Images du passe en Afrique de l'Ouest
Gallica, search for Benin, Dahomey, Images
Systematic Collections
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Items on Benin
License Plates, from Francoplaque, from License Plates around the World
Airline Timetable Images : Benin
Archival Deposits
Constitutions, Laws List of Ratifications of International Labour Conventions by Benin, from ILO, 26 docs. since 1960
Treaties
Document Surveys
Document Collections
Historical Maps responsible institutions Association Beninoise de Cartographie et de l'Information Geographique, National Mapping Agencies in Africa
Institut Geographique National du Benin (IGNB) National Mapping Agencies in Africa
collections : West Africa Historical Map Archive : Historical Maps of West Africa
collections : Benin Benin Maps, PCL, UTexas
Category : Old Maps of Benin, Maps of the History of Benin, from Wikimedia Commons
David Rumsey Map Collection : Benin
West Africa, Modern
West Africa, Contemporary d'Anville, Carte de la Cote de Guinee, 1729, Gallica
H. Moll 1729 : West Africa, Urhobo Historical Society
Imago Mundi, Carte de l'Afrique occidentale française, Vidal de la Blache c.1910
West Africa 1914, from Heritage History
Humtec, AOF c. 1930s
AOF 1936
Missions protestantes en A.O.F., 1950, Carte d'implantation des differentes societes de missions protestante, 1952, DEFAP
Carte des fuseaux horaires de l'Afrique occidentale française 1912, Gallica
Carte zootechnique de l'Afrique occidentale française 1906, Gallica
Repartition approximative des peuplements naturels de caoutchouc (AOF) 1906, Gallica
AOF 1936, Wikipedia
Guinea (i.e. most of French West Africa) 1936, Probert Encyclopedia
Benin, Modern Map : Brandenburg-Prussian Possessions in Africa, Traditionsverband
Dahomey, Contemporary General Dodds, Carte du Dahomey, 1893, Gallica
Dahomey 1906, 1922, 1932, 1938, Probert Encyclopedia
Detail, Modern
Detail, Contemporary Etablissements Français du Golfe de Benin, 1893, Gallica
Mission au Dahomey, 1889, Gallica
Le Petit Journal, 1892 : Dahomey
Cercle de Borgou, 1904, Gallica
U.S. Army Map Service, French West Africa 1:200,000, 1940-, PCL, UTexas
U.S. Army Map Service, West Africa 1:250,000, 1955-, PCL, UTexas
Carte de l'Afrique a l'echelle de 1:2 000 000. 25. Sokoto 1884, 25. Sokoto 1898, 33. Benin 1883, 33. Benin 1900, Gallica
Africa 1:2.000.000, U.S. Army Map Service, sheet 17 Lagos (1973), PCL, UTexas
Historical
Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article Dahomey, from Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908 edition
Articles Dahomey, Abomey, from EB 1911
Article Dahome, Porto Novo, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Article Dahome, Porto Novo, from Brockhaus Konversationslexikon 1894-1896, in German
Dahomey p.347 in J. MacFarlane, Economic geography, c. 1910, GB
Religious
Economic
Geographical
Historical
Institutions Archives
Musea Museums in Benin, from International Council of African Museums
Monuments
Libraries Bibliotheque Nationale du Benin
National Libraries of Africa : Benin
Libraries in Benin, from LibDex
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag, from FOTW; Coat of Arms, from International Civic Heraldry
National Anthem, posted by David's National Anthem Reference Page
Coins, Banknotes
Stamps Stamps Dahomey 1900-1913; Golfe de Benin, 1892-1894, from Stamps Catalogue 1840-1920 by Evert Klaseboer

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bibliographies general Search ISBN Database
on Benin survey of bibliographies
bibliographic database AfricaBib : Africana Periodical Literature, African Women, Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa
African Borderlands Research Network : Bibliography
general bibliographies pp.229-349 in S. Decalo, Historical Dictionary of Benin, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow 1987 [G]
annual bibliographies
specialist bibliographies
serial publications
general bibliographies
Benin entries
J. Gay, Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs a l'Afrique et a l'Arabie : catalogue methodique de tous les ouvrages français et des principaux en langues etrangeres traitant de la geographie, de l'histoire, du commerce, des lettres et des arts de l'Afrique et de l'Arabie 1875, in French, Gallica
Roots Institute, Bibliography of Published Primary Sources in African History (English Language)
Benin-Bibliographie, from Afrika-Handbuch, at Univ. of Vienna

booksellers
Online Libraries general Google Books; Internet Archives; Gutenberg Library Online; HathiTrust; Gallica
International Boundary Studies
on Benin Aluka, African Online Digital Library (AODL), African Digital Library (ADL)
General Accounts Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th edition, Macropaedia, Vol.29, pp.860-864 Article Western Africa : Benin. KMLA Lib.Sign. R 032 B862h v.29
Specific Topics Hans Meyer, Die Eisenbahnen im Tropischen Afrika (The Railroads in Tropical Africa), Leipzig : Duncker & Humblot 1902, in German, posted by DTBSWS, chapter Dahome, pp.21-25
Historical Dictionaries Samuel Decalo, Historical Dictionary of Benin, Metuchen NJ : Scarecrow, 2nd ed. 1987 [G]