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The Cambridge history of Africa. / Vol. 2, From c.500 BC to AD 1050

Author: J D Fage
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge histories online
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume deals with the beginnings of history, from around 500 BC, the date when historical sources begin to embrace all Africa north of the Sahara. It is shown that these northern Africans were not simply passive recipients of other cultures' influences or religions.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J D Fage
ISBN: 9780511467127 0511467125
OCLC Number: 457145251
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on 10 July, 2009).
Description: xvii, 770 p. : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: Introduction / J. D. Fage --
The legacy of prehistory: an essay on the background to the individuality of African cultures / J. Desmond Clark --
North Africa in the period of Phoenician and Greek colonization, c. 800 to 323 BC / R. C. C. Law --
North Africa in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, 323 BC to AD 305 / R. C. C. Law --
The Nilotic Sudan and Ethiopia, C. 660 BC to C. AD 600 / P. L. Shinnie --
Trans-Saharan contacts and the Iron Age in West Africa / Raymond Mauny --
The emergence of Bantu Africa / Roland Oliver and Brian M. Fagan --
The Christian period in Mediterranean Africa, C. AD 200 to 700 / W. H. C. Frend --
The Arab conquest and the rise of Islam in North Africa / Michael Brett --
Christian Nubia / P. L. Shinnie --
The Fatimid revolution (861-973) and its aftermath in North Africa / Michael Brett --
The Sahara and the Sudan from the Arab conquest of the Maghrib to the rise of the Almoravids / Nehemia Levtzion.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Responsibility: edited by J.D. Fage.

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This volume deals with the beginnings of history, from around 500 BC, the date when historical sources begin to embrace all Africa north of the Sahara. It is shown that these northern Africans were not simply passive recipients of other cultures' influences or religions.

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