Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Mar 25, 1997 - History - 280 pages
Dark Age recounts the turbulent political career of recently deceased Jean-Bedel Bokassa, the flamboyant president-for-life and later emperor of the Central African Republic/Empire. Brian Titley examines the myths and legends surrounding the man, probes their origins and veracity, and attempts to provide a more balanced perspective on this controversial and misunderstood figure.
 

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Contents

1 Colonial Interlude
3
2 Coup détat
19
3 Papa Bok
33
4 Extended Family
51
5 The French Connection
65
6 La folie des grandeurs
82
7 Oui Majesté impériale
99
8 Autumn of the Patriarch
105
11 The New Republic
152
12 La vérité et lhonneur
166
13 Accounting for His Stewardship
181
Epilogue
204
Conclusion
208
Notes
219
A Note on Sources
239
Bibliography
243

9 Barracuda
125
10 Operation Revenge
136

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Edu, Lethbridge

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