Season 4 Episode 12: The Crisis of the 18th Century part 2: The Merina Civil War

History of Africa

May 8 2023 • 30 mins

After Andriamasinavalona's passing, his sons' feud will blossom into a 70-year long civil war. Communities will tear each other apart, slave raiding will reach new heights, and famine will re-emerge as a new threat.  Meanwhile, Merina rulers will engage in some experimental policies, like the minting of the region's first local coins, but mostly just kill each other. Notre Dame StoriesStories highlighting Notre Dame’s work to be a force for good in the world.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Support the show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit