David Griffiths and the missionary "History of Madagascar"

Campbell, Gwyn, 1952- author

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  • Creator by Gwyn Campbell
  • Format Books
  • Publication Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xxi, 1177 pages)
  • ISBNs 9789004195189, 9004195181, 9789004209800, 9004209808
  • OCLC ocn794328538


  • This book reveals the hitherto hidden history of inter-missionary dispute that split the first LMS mission to Madagascar. Focussing on David Griffiths, whose pivotal role was concealed by the LMS, it suggests that Welsh-English rivalry moulded the mission's destiny.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 1015-1055) and index.


  • List of Illustrations, Maps, Tables and Poems; Acknowledgements / Cydnabyddiaethau; Abbreviations; Preface; Part A David Griffiths and the Missionary "History of Madagascar"; Chapter One David Griffiths: Origins and Background; Chapter Two Griffiths in Madagascar, 1821-30; Chapter Three Freeman's Challenge; Chapter Four The Battle for Publications and the History of the Mission; Chapter Five The Histories of Griffiths and Ellis Compared; Chapter Six Aftermath; Part B David Griffiths, History of Madagascar (1843); Introduction; Explanation of the Pictures; Chapter 1; Chapter 2
  • Annex 5 David Jones, "Infanticide Among the Malagassy"Annex 6 Facts and Observations Illustrative of the Tanghen Communicated in a Letter to Charles Telfair, Esq., by the Rev. Edward Baker--1831; Annex 7 Extracts from Jones' Journal (1820); Annex 8 The Britanno-Merina Treaty, 1820; Annex 9 Particulars of the Illness and Decease of the late James Hastie, Esq., Agent of the British Government at Tananarivou, the Capital of Madagascar; Chiefly Abstracted from Communications Transmitted by the Missionaries; Annex 10 Poetry Published in Britain about the Malagasy Refugees; Annex 11 Freeman's Poems
  • Annex 12 Edward Baker, "Memorial to the Directors of the London Missionary Society" [1832]Glossary of Selected Malagasy Terms found in Text; Bibliography; Hanes Madagascar Index; General Index
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