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The great lakes of Africa : two thousand years of history

Author: Jean-Pierre Chrétien
Publisher: New York : Zone Books ; Cambridge, Mass : Distributed by MIT Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback edView all editions and formats
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The first English-language publication of a major history of the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Pierre Chrétien
ISBN: 1890951358 9781890951351
OCLC Number: 70987527
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: This translation originally published: 2003.
Description: 503 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: writing history in Africa --
An ancient human settlement and its enigmas --
The emergence of kingship: power and religion --
The formation of monarchical states --
Colonial trusteeships and reconstructions of tradition --
Regained independence and the obsession with genocide --
Conclusion: the fragments of history.
Responsibility: Jean-Pierre Chrétien ; translated by Scott Straus.

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Chretien brings three decades of scholarship and corresponding expertise to this comprehensive history... * Publishers Weekly * ...anyone with an ancient interest in African affairs will benefit from Read more...

 
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