'L'implantation du methodisme en Cote de l'Or au XIXe siecle: Strategies d'evangelisation et modalites de diffusion (1835-1847)'

Scope and Content

Copy of a Pantheon-Sorbonne University thesis by Anne Hugon. The thesis looks at the introduction of Methodism in the Gold Coast [Ghana] in the nineteenth century, covering strategies for evangelization and methods of dissemination between 1835 and 1847. It is divided into three sections. The first looks at the context of the cultural contact between European missionaries and Gold Coast inhabitants, giving a background to the nineteenth century Gold Coast, including existing religion there, and to British Methodism, including the missionaries themselves, their view of the Gold Coast and their relation to British rule in The Gold Coast. The second explores the missionaries' evangelistic strategies and their reception, including preaching methods, the organisation of the church, Methodist schools, the recruitment of African assitants and the missionaries' secular activities. The final part examines the Methodist community in the Gold Coast, including the community's social structure, resistance and opposition to Methodism, the conversion of 'dissidents' and the entry of African Methodists into politics. The second volume contains the appendices to the thesis.

Administrative / Biographical History

Anne Hugon studied for her Doctorate at Patheon-Sorbonne University in the mid 1990s. She went on to become a History lecturer at Patheon-Sorbonne University and member of the Paris Centre for the Study of African Worlds (CEMAf).

Her publications include:

'Un protestantisme africain au 19ème siècle. L’implantation du méthodisme en Côte de l’Or, 1835-1874', (Karthala; Paris, 2007)

'Introduction à l’histoire de l’Afrique contemporaine, Synthèse Histoire', (Armand Colin; Paris, 1998)

'L’Afrique des explorateurs : vers Tombouctou, Découvertes', (Gallimard; Paris, 1994)

'L’Afrique des explorateurs : vers les sources du Nil, Découvertes', (Gallimard; Paris, 1991)

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Acquisition Information

Removed from main library collection during reorganisation of reading room in September 2011. Immediate source of acquisition unknown.

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