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The Sacrificed GenerationYouth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar$
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Lesley Sharp

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229501

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229501.001.0001

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The Resurgence of Royal Power

The Resurgence of Royal Power

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(p.155) Chapter 4 The Resurgence of Royal Power
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The Sacrificed Generation
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Lesley A. Sharp

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520229501.003.0005

This chapter examines the destructive effects of the oppressive policies of French colonialism on royal power. It stresses that authority demands loyalty, which is expressed through willing participation in different forms of ritual service. It shows that a royal context emphasizes indigenous understandings of the past, and uses the example of young king Tsiaraso Rachidy IV to highlight the potential of youth to make history.

Keywords:   oppressive policies, French colonialism, royal power, authority, loyalty, ritual service, royal context, making history

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