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Iliffe, John

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Works: 36 works in 266 publications in 5 languages and 7,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: DT20, 960
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Publications about John Iliffe
Publications by John Iliffe
Most widely held works by John Iliffe
Africans : the history of a continent by John Iliffe( Book )
42 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,065 libraries worldwide
This is a history of Africa from the origins of mankind right up to the South African general election of 1994. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature in an overwhelmingly hostile environment, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure survival and maximise numbers. These institutions enabled them to survive the slave trade and colonial invasion, but in the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. This demographic growth has lain behind the collapse of colonial rule, the disintegration of apartheid, and the instability of contemporary nations. Thus Iliffe depicts the history of the continent as a single story, binding today's Africans to the earliest human ancestors. --Publishers description
A modern history of Tanganyika by John Iliffe( Book )
33 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
This is the first comprehensive and fully documented history of modern Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania). After introductory chapters on the nineteenth century, Dr Iliffe concentrates on the colonial period, and especially on economic, social and intellectual change among Africans as the core of their colonial experience and the basis of their political behaviour. Particular attention is paid to the consequences for small-scale societies of their incorporation into the international order; the impact of capitalism and the emergence of capitalist relationships and attitudes; African attempts to defend or reform indigenous institutions and to organise movements of protest or revolt against European control; the successive formation and dissolution of a specifically colonial society; and the effects of economic change on Tanganyika's ecology in modern times. The book brings together the research which scholars of many nationalities have carried out in Tanzania over the last twenty years, and attempts to synthesize their findings with the evidence available from African and European records in Tanzania, Britain and Germany.--Publisher description
The African poor : a history by John Iliffe( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
This history of the poor of Sub-Saharan Africa begins in the monasteries of 13th-century Ethiopia and ends in the South African resettlement sites of the 1980s. Its thesis is that most very poor Africans have been incapacitated for labour and bereft of support in a land-rich economy
The African AIDS epidemic : a history by John Iliffe( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the African AIDS epidemic. Focuses on a variety of aspects of the epidemic, including demographic growth, urbanization, and social change in Africa during the latter half of the twentieth century
Tanganyika under German rule, 1905-1912 by John Iliffe( Book )
27 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 658 libraries worldwide
The emergence of African capitalism by John Iliffe( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Honour in African history by John Iliffe( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
"This is the first published account of the role played by ideas of honour in African history from the fourteenth century to the present day. It argues that appreciation of these ideas is essential to an understanding of past and present African behaviour. Before European conquest, many African men cultivated heroic honour, others admired the civic virtues of the patriarchal householder, and women honoured one another for industry, endurance, and devotion to their families. These values both conflicted and blended with Islamic and Christian teachings."--BOOK JACKET
East African doctors : a history of the modern profession by John Iliffe( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
John Iliffe's latest book is the first history of an African medical profession in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania from the earliest training of modern medical staff in the 1870s to the present day. Based on extensive research and dealing exclusively with African doctors, it offers a new understanding of professionalisation in the Third World. It describes the recruitment and education of doctors, their understanding and practice of modern medicine, their struggle for international recognition of their qualifications, their efforts to develop East African medical systems after independence, and their experiences during a period of political and economic difficulty
Les Africains : histoire d'un continent by John Iliffe( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Une histoire du continent africain, des origines de l'humanité aux élections générales de 1994 en République sud-africaine. L'auteur s'est attaché à restituer leurs vertus aux différentes populations et communautés
Records of the Maji Maji rising by G. C. K Gwassa( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Geschichte Afrikas by John Iliffe( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van Afrika van de prehistorie tot midden jaren negentig
Modern Tanzanians : a volume of biographies by John Iliffe( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Famine in Zimbabwe, 1890-1960 by John Iliffe( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Agricultural change in modern Tanganyika; an outline history by John Iliffe( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
África : historia de un continente by John Iliffe( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Popoli dell'Africa : storia di un continente by John Iliffe( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Italian and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Records of the Maji Maji Rising by G. C. K Gwassa( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Augusta Bagiennorum by Maria Cristina Preacco( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Obasanjo, Nigeria and the world by John Iliffe( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Olusegun Obasanjo has been the most important and controversial figure in Nigeria's first 50 years of independence and the most powerful African of his time. John Iliffe examines Olusegun Obasanjo's complex personality and the extreme controversy he arouses among Nigerians, and illustrates the immense demands made on a leader of a state like Nigeria
Monte Rosa by Davide Camisasca( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Iliffe, John
Iliffe, John Anthony.
アイリフ, ジョン
Languages
English (212)
German (10)
French (8)
Italian (5)
Spanish (5)
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