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« Edouard Loarer... and the French explorations of the East Coast of Africa, 1846-48 »

Abstract : In this article, we aim to bring attention to the extensive unpublished reports by Yves Marie Édouard Théodore Loarer (1818-1879), a cryptic figure in African historiography who is often denoted as E. Loarer or simply M. Loarer. An original member of the Ducouëdic team, Édouard Loarer has been overshadowed by Guillain who controlled official channels and publications and later acceeded to illustrious colonial govemerships. The memory and legacy of Édouard Loarer were likely further effaced due to a falling-out between the two men; during the course of the mission, in 1848, Loarer chose to strike off independently aboard an Arab dhow, ignominiously returning to France a year later aboard a British ship. Historians today reference some of his unpublished reports, housed at the Archives nationales d'Outre mer (ANOM), but they remain arguably under-utilized, and Loarer and his contributions to the 'Guillain expedition' largely unrecognized.
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Samuel F. Sanchez, Sarah Fee. « Edouard Loarer... and the French explorations of the East Coast of Africa, 1846-48 ». Raharinjanahary S. & Rajaonarimanana N. (dir.), Iray donakafo “un seul et même foyer” iray dinidinika “une multitude d’idées, Hommage à Noël J. Gueunier, Antananarivo, 2021, p. 265-292, 2021, pp.265-292, 2021. ⟨halshs-03386543⟩



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