The Oxford handbook of Nigerian history / edited by Toyin Falola and Matthew M. Heaton. [electronic resource]

New York : Oxford University Press, 2022.
1 online resource (xii, 779 pages).


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'The Oxford Handbook of Nigerian History' provides a comprehensive history of Africa's most populous and most rapidly developing country. Rather than centring the rise of the nation-state, the handbook reads the narrative of national politics alongside deeper histories of political and social organisation, as well as in relation to competing influences on modern identity formation and inter-group relationships, such as ethnic and religious communities, economic partnerships, and immigrant and diasporic cultures.
Also issued in print: 2022.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 14, 2022).
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Oral Traditions in Nigeria / Toyin Falola
  • Religious Nationalisms in Nigeria / Matthews A. Ojo
  • Ethnic Nationalism and Minority Politics in Nigeria / Akin Iwilade, Iwebunor Okwechime
  • Women and Gender Relations in Twenty-First Century Nigeria / Adanna Ogbonna-Oluikpe
  • Nigeria and African Affairs / Adebayo Oyebade
  • State Management and Political Institutions in Nigeria before 1800 / Osarhieme Benson Osadolor
  • Economic Production and Exchange of States and Societies in Precolonial Nigeria / Aribidesi Usman
  • Religion in Precolonial Nigeria / Shobana Shankar
  • European Contact and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the Gulf of Guinea / Matthew M. Heaton
  • Political Revolutions in Nineteenth-Century Nigeria / Toyin Falola
  • Archaeology, Linguistics, and Early Histories of Nigeria / Constanze Weise
  • The Conquest of Nigeria / Abubakar Babajo Sani
  • The Colonial Administration of Nigeria / Olufemi Vaughan
  • Colonial Economies of Nigeria / Steven Pierce
  • Gender, Class, and Culture in Colonial Nigeria / Funmilayo Idowu Agbaje
  • Nigeria and the World Wars / Oliver Coates
  • Federalism and the First Republic of Nigeria, 1960-1966 / Rotimi T. Suberu
  • The Nigerian Civil War and Its Legacies / Roy Doron
  • The Nigerian Oil Economy and the Rentier State / Adeoye O. Akinola
  • Pop Culture, Literature, and the Arts in Nigeria / Toyin Falola
  • Agriculture, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Nigeria / Chima J. Korieh
  • Islamic Education in Nigeria / Mustapha Hashim Kurfi
  • Architecture, Infrastructure, and the Built Environment in Nigeria / Toyin Falola
  • An Afrocentric Overview of Education, Health, and Welfare Service in Twenty-First Century Nigeria / Jamaine M. Abidogun
  • Federalism and Politics in Nigeria's Fourth Republic / Cyril Obi, Godwin Onuoha
  • Dimensions of Nigeria's National Security and Development Challenges in Changing Global Contexts / N. Oluwafemi Mimiko
  • Nigeria's Impact on Diasporic Cultures in the Americas / Matt D. Childs
  • Nigeria and the Global Umma / Brandon Kendhammer
  • Migrants, Immigrants, and the New Nigerian Diaspora / Onoso Imoagene
  • Nigerian Diplomacy, Foreign Relations, and International Entanglements / Toyin Falola
  • Colonial and Post-Colonial Historiography of Nigeria / Sati U. Fwatshak
  • Prehistoric Developments in Nigeria / Peter Breunig
  • The Origins of Kingdoms and Empires in Precolonial Nigeria / Vincent Hiribarren
  • Abolition, Legitimate Commerce, and Christianity in Nigeria / Ayodeji Olukoju
  • Political, Economic, and Social Change in Nigeria, 1945-1960 / Lynn Schler
  • Dictatorship and Democracy in Nigeria, 1966-1999 / Eghosa E. Osaghae.
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  • Handbook of Nigerian history
  • Nigerian history
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