History of Africa

History of Africa
Author: Kevin Shillington
Pages: 528
ISBN: 113750403X
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Release: 2018-09-12
Editor: Red Globe Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The History of Africa

The History of Africa
Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9781135013493
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Release: 2014-10-10
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Cambridge History of Africa

The Cambridge History of Africa
Author: J. D. Fage,Michael Crowder,Roland Anthony Oliver
Pages: 1030
ISBN: 0521224098
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Release: 1975
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

UNESCO General History of Africa Vol I Abridged Edition

UNESCO General History of Africa  Vol  I  Abridged Edition
Author: Jacqueline Ki-Zerbo,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780520066960
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Release: 1990
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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

History of Africa

History of Africa
Author: Kevin Shillington
Pages: 434
ISBN: UCSC:32106015268086
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Release: 1989
Editor: Bedford Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now fully revised and updated, this classic text offers an illustrated and critical narrative introduction to the history of Africa from earliest times to the present. Beginning with the evolution of mankind itself, the book traces the history of Africa through the millennia of the ancient world to the centuries of medieval and modern Africa. The clear and simple language and the wealth of carefully chosen maps and photos combine to make an essential and accessible text.

Africa s Development in Historical Perspective

Africa s Development in Historical Perspective
Author: Emmanuel Akyeampong,Robert H. Bates,Nathan Nunn,James Robinson
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781107041158
Available:
Release: 2014-08-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why has Africa remained persistently poor over its recorded history? Has Africa always been poor? What has been the nature of Africa's poverty and how do we explain its origins? This volume takes a necessary interdisciplinary approach to these questions by bringing together perspectives from archaeology, linguistics, history, anthropology, political science, and economics. Several contributors note that Africa's development was at par with many areas of Europe in the first millennium of the Common Era. Why Africa fell behind is a key theme in this volume, with insights that should inform Africa's developmental strategies.

A History of Africa

A History of Africa
Author: John Fage,with William Tordoff
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781317797265
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Release: 2013-10-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Africa is a thorough narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. Long established at the forefront of African Studies, this book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond. The issues discussed include: post-apartheid South Africa the prospects for democratization in Africa at the beginning of the new millennium developments in Muslim North Africa including the threat of Islamic fundamentalism economic and social developments including the devastating impact of Third World debt and the provision of debt relief cultural, environmental and gender issues in Modern Africa.

Africa

Africa
Author: Robert O. Collins
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1558763732
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Release: 2006
Editor: Markus Wiener Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things Therein Contained

The History and Description of Africa and of the Notable Things Therein Contained
Author: Leo (Africanus)
Pages: 1119
ISBN: PSU:000008676719
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Release: 1896
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Africa since 1940

Africa since 1940
Author: Frederick Cooper
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781107651340
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Release: 2002-10-10
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Frederick Cooper's book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa is part of the textbook series New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.

Africans

Africans
Author: John Iliffe
Pages: 323
ISBN: 0521484227
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Release: 1995-08-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Doing Conceptual History in Africa

Doing Conceptual History in Africa
Author: Axel Fleisch,Rhiannon Stephens
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781785339523
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Release: 2018-02-21
Editor: Berghahn Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Employing an innovative methodological toolkit, Doing Conceptual History in Africa provides a refreshingly broad and interdisciplinary approach to African historical studies. The studies assembled here focus on the complex role of language in Africa’s historical development, with a particular emphasis on pragmatics and semantics. From precolonial dynamics of wealth and poverty to the conceptual foundations of nationalist movements, each contribution strikes a balance between the local and the global, engaging with a distinctively African intellectual tradition while analyzing the regional and global contexts in which categories like “work,” “marriage,” and “land” take shape.

The Fortunes of Africa

The Fortunes of Africa
Author: Martin Meredith
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781610394598
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: PublicAffairs
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their colonies in northern Africa for vital grain shipments to feed the population of Rome. Arab invaders followed in their wake, eventually colonizing the entire region. More recently, foreign corporations have acquired huge tracts of land to secure food supplies needed abroad, just as the Romans did. In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonization. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse of their future. His cast of characters includes religious leaders, mining magnates, warlords, dictators, and many other legendary figures—among them Mansa Musa, ruler of the medieval Mali empire, said to be the richest man the world has ever known. “I speak of Africa,” Shakespeare wrote, “and of golden joys.” This is history on an epic scale.

African History A Very Short Introduction

African History  A Very Short Introduction
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
Pages: 165
ISBN: 9780192802484
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Release: 2007-03-22
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Africa and the Africans in the Nineteenth Century A Turbulent History

Africa and the Africans in the Nineteenth Century  A Turbulent History
Author: Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch,Mary Baker
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781317477495
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Release: 2015-02-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Most histories seek to understand modern Africa as a troubled outcome of nineteenth century European colonialism, but that is only a small part of the story. In this celebrated book, beautifully translated from the French edition, the history of Africa in the nineteenth century unfolds from the perspective of Africans themselves rather than the European powers.It was above all a time of tremendous internal change on the African continent. Great jihads of Muslim conquest and conversion swept over West Africa. In the interior, warlords competed to control the internal slave trade. In the east, the sultanate of Zanzibar extended its reach via coastal and interior trade routes. In the north, Egypt began to modernize while Algeria was colonized. In the south, a series of forced migrations accelerated, spurred by the progression of white settlement.Through much of the century African societies assimilated and adapted to the changes generated by these diverse forces. In the end, the West's technological advantage prevailed and most of Africa fell under European control and lost its independence. Yet only by taking into account the rich complexity of this tumultuous past can we fully understand modern Africa from the colonial period to independence and the difficulties of today.

General Labour History of Africa

General Labour History of Africa
Author: Stefano Bellucci,Andreas Eckert
Pages: 757
ISBN: 9781847012180
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Release: 2019-05-17
Editor: James Currey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first comprehensive and authoritative history of work and labour in Africa; a key text for all working on African Studies and Labour History worldwide.

Africans

Africans
Author: John Iliffe
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1139464248
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Release: 2007-08-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDS epidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival. In the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations, however, the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. Africans: The History of a Continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to their earliest human ancestors.

Generale History of Africa

Generale History of Africa
Author: Wondji, Christophe,Ali A. Mazrui
Pages: 1072
ISBN: 9789231027581
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Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: UNESCO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.

A History of Modern Africa

A History of Modern Africa
Author: Richard J. Reid
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9780470658987
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Release: 2012-01-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Updated and revised to emphasise long-term perspectives on current issues facing the continent, the new 2nd Edition of A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa's political, economic, and social history over the past two centuries. Adopts a long-term approach to current issues, stressing the importance of nineteenth-century and deeper indigenous dynamics in explaining Africa's later twentieth-century challenges Places a greater focus on African agency, especially during the colonial encounter Includes more in-depth coverage of non-Anglophone Africa Offers expanded coverage of the post-colonial era to take account of recent developments, including the conflict in Darfur and the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya

UNESCO General History of Africa Vol III Abridged Edition

UNESCO General History of Africa  Vol  III  Abridged Edition
Author: Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
Pages: 398
ISBN: 0520066987
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Release: 1992-11-03
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.