RELIGION, TRADE AND POLITICS ON THE 'SLAVE COAST': ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN ALLADA AND WHYDAH IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BY ROBIN LAW* (University of Stirling, Scotland) The literature relating to the activities and impact of Christian missions in West Africa, although by now extensive, is very uneven in its coverage. While the last thirty years have produced an abun- dance of published research on the nineteenth-century missions (especially on the British-based Protestant missions), the earlier (virtually exclusively Roman Catholic) missions operating in West Africa have remained relatively neglected: the detailed studies of Catholic missionary activity in the kingdoms of Warri and Benin during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by Alan Ryder stand virtually alone in this regard (Ryder 1960 & 1961). Geographically also, some areas of West Africa have suffered relative neglect. Among these is certainly that section of the West African coast known as the 'Slave Coast', i.e. the western portion of the Bight of Benin, corresponding roughly to the modern Republics of Togo and B6nin (formerly Dahomey), which was dominated during the seventeenth century by the African kingdoms of Allada (or Ardra) and Whydah (Hueda), and subsequently by that of Dahomey, which conquered both Allada
Journal of Religion in Africa – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1991
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