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Africa in history; themes and outlines.

Author: Basil Davidson
Publisher: New York] Macmillan [1969, ©1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davidson, Basil, 1914-
Africa in history.
New York] Macmillan [1969, ©1968]
(OCoLC)601072006
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Davidson
OCLC Number: 5673
Description: 318 pages illustrations, maps 22 cm
Contents: 1. Old myths : new truths --
Africa's place in history --
The Peopling of a continent --
In the heart of Africa --
2. Ancient glories --
Gift of the Nile --
The Blameless Ethiopians --
Early North Africa --
3. The Factors of growth --
African solutions --
Trading cities --
Iron age departures --
Ghana and Kanem-Bornu --
Mali and Songhay --
South of the Sudan --
The Christian epic --
In the name of Allah --
4. Tropical achievement --
A Mature iron age --
Rift Valley kingdoms --
Around great Zimbabwe --
In the Congo Basin --
West Africa in the sixteenth century --
5. New encounters --
North African invasions --
East coast disasters --
West African adventures --
The Atlantic trade --
6. Towards crisis --
The Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
New states in Guinea --
Peasants and prophets --
East Africa : after the Portuguese --
Southern Africa : the wars of wandering --
A Continent in turmoil --
7. Conquest and colonial rule --
Prelude : the explorers --
Invasion : the 1880-1900 --
The System installed : 1900-20 --
The System at work : 1920-45 --
8. Towards liberation --
The Forerunners --
After 1945 : new nations --
Reconstruction.

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