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African history : a very short introduction

Author: John Parker; Richard Rathbone
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Very short introductions, 160.
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"Until recently, Africa was seen by the outside world as being without history, a continent left behind in the wider story of human progress. But our understanding of the African past is very different today. This Very Short Introduction examines the changing ways in which African history has been understood and represented by historians and by Africans themselves. Examples drawn from across the continent and from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Parker; Richard Rathbone
ISBN: 9780192802484 0192802488
OCLC Number: 76360632
Description: 165 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.
Contents: The idea of Africa --
Africans: diversity and unity --
Africa's past: historical sources --
Africa in the world --
Colonialism in Africa --
Imagining the future, rebuilding the past --
Memory and forgetting, past and present.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 160.
Responsibility: John Parker and Richard Rathbone.
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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  Read more...

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A very well informed and sharply stated historiography... should be in every historiography student's kitbag. A tour de force... it made me think a great deal. Terence Ranger, The Bulletin of the Read more...

 
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