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Writing African history

Author: John Edward Philips
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Softcover edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive evaluation of how to read African history.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Edward Philips
ISBN: 9781580462563 1580462561
OCLC Number: 76941910
Description: xii, 532 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is African history? / John Edward Philips --
Archaeology and the reconstruction of the African past / Susan Keech Mcintosh --
Writing African history from linguistic evidence / Christopher Ehert --
Physical anthropology and African history / S.O.Y. Keita --
The importance of botanical data to historical research on Africa / Dorothea Bedigian --
Oral tradition as a means of reconstructing the past / David Henige --
Oral sources and the challenge of African history / Barbara M. Cooper --
Arabic sources for African history / John Thornton --
European documents and African history / John Thornton --
Mission and colonial documents / Toyin Falola --
Data collection and interpretation in the social history of Africa / Isaac Olawale Albert --
African economic history: approaches to research / Masao Yoshida --
Signs of time, shapes of thought: the contributions of art history and visual culture to historical methods in Africa / Henry John Drewal --
Methodologies in Yoruba oral historiography and aesthetics / Diedre L. Badejo --
Local history in post-independent Africa / Bala Achi --
Africa and world-systems analysis: a post-nationalist project? / William G. Martin --
"What Africa has given America": African continuities in the North American diaspora / Joseph E. Holloway --
History and memory / Donatien Dibwe dia Mwembu --
Writing about women: approaches to a gendered perspective in African history / Kathleen Sheldon --
Writing African history / John Edward Philips.
Responsibility: edited by John Edward Philips.

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Winner, CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title, 2006. A serious, balanced, and useful work that ought to become basic for outsiders new to the field as well as for specialized Africanists. --Joseph C. Read more...

 
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