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  • Title: Female Caligula: Ranavalona, the Mad Queen of Madagascar
  • Author: Keith Laidler
  • ISBN: 9780470022238
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover

  • The seven christians stood together in the bright sunlight, bound with ropes singing a hyme to their foreign saviour as the spearmen advanced Around them a croud of jostling men, women and children, than sixty thousand strongd enthusiastically as the spears were driven home and, one by one, the men and women fell and writhed on the sandy ground, their hymn The seven christians stood together in the bright sunlight, bound with ropes singing a hyme to their foreign saviour as the spearmen advanced Around them a croud of jostling men, women and children, than sixty thousand strongd enthusiastically as the spears were driven home and, one by one, the men and women fell and writhed on the sandy ground, their hymn fading slowly into silenceabove the still writhing bodies, on a ridge, a score of crosses stood in mute witness, carrying their ghastly burdens, some of whom still lived despite the day and a half they had hung upon the wood As European colonists scrambled for control of Africa, a leader arose in the red island of Madagascar who, through ruthless determination thwarted the combined ambitions of all the major world powers That leader and the author of this holocaust was no warrior but a diminutive woman of middle years, Ranavalona Manjaka Queen of Madagascar, know to her subjects simply as Ma Dieu Under Ranavalona s despotic rule, hundreds of thousands of her people, possibly one half of Madagascar s entire population, were murdered, starved or simply worked to death by her express command, while she enjoyed an eccentric and debauched lifestyle For these characteristics, European history has remembered her reign as that of the Female Caligula.
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    Commentaires:

    Donna
    This is the biography of the 19th century Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar, and, to be honest, whilst being an interesting insight into the country at that time, didn't really do it for me as a biography. The biographer seems to rely a bit too much on hearsay and speculation for it to be labelled as accurate - particularly when desricibing the acts which would label her ass the 'female Caligula': too many of these were preceded by the words 'it was rumoured' or something like it. Also, he relies t [...]

    Calzean
    The book covers the history of Madagascar till the end of the 19th century by focusing on the rule of Queen Ranavalona. The sources quoted are mainly English or French so there is little to represent what the Madagascans were really saying/thinking/planning. There is also little of the lady herself. The last third of the book covers a potential coup, the life of the Austrian adventuress Ida Pfeiffer and the machinations after the death of Ranavalona. With the first 40 pages devoted to the lead u [...]

    Thoraiya
    This book is so awfully Anglophilic. The author never misses a chance to call the Queen "barbaric" and "bloodthirsty" ; when Catholicism is stamped on, this is "intolerance" and "xenophobia" but when the native religion is stamped on, this is "civilising" and "educating." However, the fact remains that this is the only real biography of Ranavalona in English, so all credit to Keith Laidler for that.Edit: I especially like how the "Sanguinary Queen" is somehow responsible for giving Ida cancer. ( [...]

    Brendan
    Fascinating story, and an easy read; the author's rather cumbersome implications of his own cultural and religious leanings are the main fault, but they're easily overlooked. The book is drawn out a bit too long toward the end, but overall is not only an incredible history, but contains more than a handful of anecdotes that, themselves, could likely make for rich novels. To wit: at one point, an army surrounds a village whose entire population, rather than surrender, blindfolds themselves while [...]

    Preili Pipar
    Türanlik ja verd ihkav valitseja - kindlasti! Aga ka valitseja, kes tahtis hoida Madagaskari Euroopa vallutajatest prii ja see tal ka õnnestus (oma veidrate meetoditega). Ranavalonale järgnevad valitsejad seda teha ei suutnud ning Madagaskar koloniseeriti prantslaste poolt.Huvitav oli ka teada saada, et Madagaskarit kutsutakse Punaseks Saareks (aga et miks, seda siit välja ei tulnud).

    Quinesia Johnson
    Pretty good.This book served the purpose I needed from it. It filled up little holes with information of the story's basic framework. I didn't learn a whole lot more on Ranavalona and her reign, but still enough to be satisfied. The writing was relatively personable too, which is a must for me with history. Fair attempt at a subject with limited information. Pretty good.

    Torrance Public Library
    This is the January 2013 selection for the Biographies and Memoirs Book Group.

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