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Africa in world history : from prehistory to the present

Author: Erik Gilbert; Jonathan T Reynolds
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. ; [Harlow] : Pearson/Prentice Hall, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This groundbreaking text is the first to examine Africa in the wider context of world history. The authors show that Africans not only have shaped their own destiny but also have played a central role in a number of grand narratives of global history. In doing so, the text encourages readers to reconsider many popular or oversimplified myths regarding Africa and Africans and to explore the many issues,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Gilbert; Jonathan T Reynolds
ISBN: 0130929077 9780130929075
OCLC Number: 316566536
Description: 400 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Africa and Human Origins. 2. Physical Context of African History: Geography and Environment. 3. North and Northeast Africa in Early World History. 4. Migrations, Technology and Culture in Ancient Africa. 5. Africa and the Early Christian World. 6. North Africa, the Soudan, and the Spread of Islam. 7. East Africa and the Advent of Islam. 8. Slavery and the Creation of the Atlantic World. 9. West and West-Central Africa: 1500-1880. 10. North Africa and the Soudan: 1500-1880. 11. East Africa and the Indian Ocean World: 1500-1880. 12. Southern Africa, 1500-1870. 13. Colonialism and Africa Resistance. 14. Modern Africa in the Global Industrial Economy. 15. Political Change in the Time of Colonialism. 16. African Culture in the Modern World. 17. Politics in the Era of Decolonization and Independence. 18. Contemporary Africa.
Responsibility: Erik Gilbert, Jonathan T. Reynolds.


Provides a view of African history in the context of World History. This text illustrates how Africans have influenced regions beyond the continent, how they have been influenced from outside, and  Read more...


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