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History of Africa

History of Africa Book
Author : Kevin Shillington
Publisher : Red Globe Press
Release : 2018-09-12
ISBN : 9781137504036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This fourth edition of this best-selling core history textbook offers a richly illustrated, single volume, narrative introduction to African history, from a hugely respected authority in the field. The market-leading range of illustrated material from prior editions is now further improved, featuring not only additional and redrawn maps and a refreshed selection of photographs, but the addition of full colour to make these even more instructive, evocative and attractive. Already hugely popular on introductory African History courses, the book has been widely praised for its engaging and readable style, and is unrivalled in scope, both geographically and chronologically – while many competitors limit themselves to certain regions or eras, Shillington chronicles the entire continent, from prehistory right up to the present day. For this new edition, both content and layout have been thoroughly refreshed and restructured to make this wealth of material easily navigable, and even more appealing to students unfamiliar with the subject.

UNESCO General History of Africa Vol I Abridged Edition

UNESCO General History of Africa  Vol  I  Abridged Edition Book
Author : Jacqueline Ki-Zerbo,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0520066960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This volume covers the period from the end of the Neolithic era to the beginning of the seventh century of our era. This lengthy period includes the civilization of Ancient Egypt, the history of Nubia, Ethiopia, North Africa and the Sahara, as well as of the other regions of the continent and its islands."--Publisher's description

Africa

Africa Book
Author : Robert O. Collins
Publisher : Markus Wiener Pub
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781558763739
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is a concise but sweeping account of the African past, its peoples, and their institutions. The book attempts to provide an overview of African history without getting bogged down in details and data. This approach is very useful for general readers who seek to gain an understanding of the major trends and developments, and for teachers who plan to supplement this text with primary sources depending on the emphasis of the course. Beginning with the dynasties of the Nile valley, Collins explains the importance of language in identifying the enormous human diversity of the Africans, the evolution of African societies into kingdoms and empires through new social structures, the introduction of Christianity and Islam, and the migrations of various groups. The book then describes the appearance of the Europeans in the fifteenth century and the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. It continues with the brief but traumatic period of colonial rule and the nationalist movements for independence that ensued. Finally, it accounts for the struggles of Africans in recent years, including civil conflict, military dictatorships, and ethnic insurgencies, as the newly independent states of the continent mature.

The History of Africa

The History of Africa Book
Author : Molefi Kete Asante
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-10-10
ISBN : 1135013497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for itself, as itself, from its own perspectives. The History of Africa redresses this by letting the perspectives of Africans themselves take center stage. Authoritative and comprehensive, this book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day—using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh survey that includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that have escaped the writing of African history in the West. The new edition includes information on the Arab Spring, the rise of FrancAfrica, the presence of the Chinese in Africa, and the birth of South Sudan. The chapters go up to the present day, addressing US President Barack Obama's policies toward Africa. A new companion website provides students and scholars of Africa with access to a wealth of supporting resources for each chapter, including images, video and audio clips, and links to sites for further research. This straightforward, illustrated, and factual text allows the reader to access the major developments, personalities, and events on the African continent. This groundbreaking survey is an indispensable guide to African history.

Africans

Africans Book
Author : John Iliffe
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1995-08-25
ISBN : 9780521484220
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A comprehensive history of Africa from the origins of mankind to the late twentieth century.

The Cambridge History of Africa

The Cambridge History of Africa Book
Author : J. D. Fage,John Desmond Clark
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1982
ISBN : 9780521222150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Specialists in various aspects of African history and civilization contribute to an integrated portrait of internal and foreign influences on the course of Africa's development

African History A Very Short Introduction

African History  A Very Short Introduction Book
Author : John (School of Oriental and African Studies Parker, University of London),John Parker,Richard (Honorary Professor of History Rathbone, University of Aberystwyth),Richard Rathbone
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2007-03-22
ISBN : 0192802488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Intended for those interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this work looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. It illustrates key themes in modern thinking about Africa's history with a range of historical examples.

UNESCO General History of Africa Vol II Abridged Edition

UNESCO General History of Africa  Vol  II  Abridged Edition Book
Author : Muḥammad Jamāl al-Dīn Mukhtār
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1990-06-27
ISBN : 0520066979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"This volume covers the period from the end of the Neolithic era to the beginning of the seventh century of our era. This lengthy period includes the civilization of Ancient Egypt, the history of Nubia, Ethiopia, North Africa and the Sahara, as well as of the other regions of the continent and its islands."--Publisher's description.

UNESCO General History of Africa Vol III Abridged Edition

UNESCO General History of Africa  Vol  III  Abridged Edition Book
Author : Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1992-11-03
ISBN : 9780520066984
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The book first places Africa in the context of world history at the opening of the seventh century, before examining the general impact of Islamic penetration, the continuing expansion of the Bantu-speaking peoples, and the growth of civilizations in the Sudanic zones of West Africa"--Back cover.

History of Africa From 1945 to present

History of Africa  From 1945 to present Book
Author : Harry A. Gailey
Publisher : Krieger Publishing Company
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This set of books on Africa was written specifically for use in a one-year general African history course. Volume 1 traces African history from the earliest man-apes to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Encompassed in this period are such broad subjects as the Neolithic revolution, Bantu migrations, Sudanic states, the rise of Islam, the beginnings of European Imperialism, and the slave trade. Volume 2 continues this survey of sub-Saharan Africa from 1800 through 1945. Major topics covered in some detail are European Imperialism and the scramble for Africa, European systems of rule, African nationalism, and the drive for independence. Volume 3 relates the nationalistic drive for an end to European political Imperialism and the subsequent difficult years of independence through the latter 1980s.

The Cambridge History of Africa

The Cambridge History of Africa Book
Author : J. D. Fage,A. D. Roberts,Roland Anthony Oliver
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1986-07-24
ISBN : 9780521225052
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Specialists in various aspects of African history and civilization contribute to an integrated portrait of internal and foreign influences on the course of Africa's development

The Cambridge History of Africa

The Cambridge History of Africa Book
Author : Roland Oliver,J. D. Fage,Roland Anthony Oliver,G. N. Sanderson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1975
ISBN : 9780521228039
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Volume VI covers the period 1870-1905, when the European powers divided the continent of Africa into colonial territories.

A Military History of Africa

A Military History of Africa Book
Author : Timothy Joseph Stapleton
Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780313395697
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A detailed and thorough chronological overview of the history of warfare and military structures in Africa, covering ancient times to the present day. * Provides a complete introduction of Africa's military history that is accessible to general readers without specialized knowledge * Supplies illuminating accounts of Africa's most important military leaders, from Hannibal of ancient Carthage to Queen Nzinga of 17th-century Angola to Paul Kagame of contemporary Rwanda * Portrays Africa within the context of a global perspective that portrays the continent's existence as an intrinsic part of a wider world, not as an isolated "dark continent" * Includes a comprehensive reading list at the end of each of the three volumes for conducting additional research

West Africa in History

West Africa in History Book
Author : Paul Conton,W. F. Conton
Publisher : Volume
Release : 2019-09-19
ISBN : 9780049660045
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book provides a fascinating summary of African history over 5000 years, from the Stone Age to the classical Greek and Roman era, through the 'medieval' period of the kingdoms of the Western Sudan and into the colonial era. This is far beyond the time span normally covered in history texts, and it empowers Conton to sweeping conclusions. The style and language are simple in this text, originally intended for West African secondary school students, but the concepts the author explores are universal and still very topical. Writing from a very definite point of view, his reach in space and time is vast, drawing on historical evidence from around the globe, from ancient, classical, medieval and pre-modern sources and from local, oral traditions. Unafraid of controversy, he confidently quotes Herodotus' account of the early circumnavigation of Africa before he describes the slow, patient achievement of this objective by the Portuguese some 2,000 years later. He raises the possibility that the Yoruba may have actually come from Egypt, an "advanced civilization" which he maintains "probably had at least one [black] community." He dwells at length on the "great" African empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai, all the while backing up his history with sources, detailed maps and photographic evidence of the rich culture of ancient West Africa. This book provides a very useful background to the general reader interested in a fuller understanding of the region.

The Horse in West African History

The Horse in West African History Book
Author : Robin Law
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-08-16
ISBN : 0429954557
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Originally published in 1980 and here re-issued with an updated preface, this book deals with the role of the horse in the societies of West Africa during the pre-colonial period. It traces the history of its introduction and its diffusion within West Africa, and examines the problems of maintaining horses in such a harsh environment. The use of horses in warfare in analysed but the non-military aspects of the West African horse culture are also discussed, principally the use of horses as tokens of status and wealth. The book includes a review of the decline of the West African horse culture in the 20th century, reflecting the passing of a political system based on warfare and slavery.

Africa Since 1800

Africa Since 1800 Book
Author : Roland Oliver,Roland Anthony Oliver,Anthony Atmore
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1994-01-27
ISBN : 9780521429702
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This general history of modern Africa has been revised and updated to take full account of the fresh perspectives on African history brought about by the end of the Cold War.

Art History in Africa

Art History in Africa Book
Author : Jan Vansina,Gan Fansina
Publisher : London ; New York : Longman
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is a pioneering introduction to a subject that is still at an early stage of academic development. It aims to provide the reader with a systematic method for the historical understanding of African art. Professor Vansina considers the medium, technique, style and meaning of art objects and examines the creative process through which they come into being. Numerous photographs and drawings illustrate his arguments, and help to explain the changes that have taken place.

The History of Northern Africa

The History of Northern Africa Book
Author : Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher : Britannica Educational Publishing
Release : 2010-10-01
ISBN : 1615303979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Alternately identified with either the countries of the Mediterranean, those of the Middle East, or other African territories, the nations of northern Africa occupy a unique physical and historical place. After centuries of fielding various foreign invaders, northern Africans have absorbed and co-opted Greek, Roman, and Arab peoples and traditions, among others. Under the pervasive turmoil that has ensued after colonial rule and internecine warfare, readers will encounter a region of various traditions that stands at a unique crossroads between several very different worlds.

History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History

History of Christianity in Africa in the Context of African History Book
Author : F. J. Verstraelen,Hubert E. Meena
Publisher : African Books Collective
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book presents an outline of recent developments and approaches in Christian historiography. It reviews and assesses four important contributions by non-African historians to the field of study, Baur, Isichei, Hastings and Sundkler. The author, former head of Religious Studies at the University of Zimbabwe, argues that African historians/Christians are bringing fresh perspectives to the study of African Chrisitanity and Christian history, and that the future of historiography of Christianity in Africa lies in an open and critical dialogue between African and non-African perspectives.

An Economic History of West Africa

An Economic History of West Africa Book
Author : A. G. Hopkins
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-11-08
ISBN : 042968312X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This pioneering and celebrated work was the first, and remains the standard, account of the economic history of the huge area conventionally known as West Africa. The book ranges from prehistoric times to independence and covers the former French territories, as well as those colonised by the British. It criticises conventional beliefs about economic backwardness, offers an alternative account that explains the particular configuration of poverty that characterised the pre-colonial period, and assesses the consequences of the region’s interaction with the wider world – from the growth of the Saharan and Atlantic trades to the rise and demise of colonial rule. This edition contains a substantial new Introduction that discusses the development of the subject during the past 50 years, evaluates the debate over the original interpretation, and provides a valuable guide to further reading, bringing the reader up to date with current scholarship on the subject, as well as providing avenues for further independent research. Appearing at a time when the study of African economic history is enjoying a revival and is engaging economists as well as historians, the book fills a large gap in African studies, provides newcomers with a stimulating point of entry into the subject, and contributes to our understanding of wider issues of global underdevelopment.