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Africa in world history : from prehistory to the present

Author: Erik Gilbert; Jonathan T Reynolds
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Africa in World History is the first comprehensive survey to illustrate how Africans have influenced regions beyond their continent's borders, how they have been influenced from the outside and how internal African developments can be compared to those elsewhere in the world. By identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to confront the many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Gilbert; Jonathan T Reynolds
ISBN: 9780205053995 0205053998
OCLC Number: 695032968
Description: xxvi, 453 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Physical context of African history: geography and environment --
Africa and human origins --
Finding food and talking about it: the first 100,000 years --
Settled life: food production, technology, and migrations --
North and Northeast Africa in early world history --
Africa and the early Christian world --
North and West Africa and the spread of Islam --
East Africa and the advent of Islam --
Slavery and the creation of the Atlantic world --
West and West-Central Africa: 1500-1880 --
North Africa and the Soudan: 1500-1880 --
East Africa, 1500-1850 --
Southern Africa, 1800-1870 --
Colonialism and African resistance --
Economic change in modern Africa: forced integration into the world system --
Political change in the time of colonialism --
African culture in the modern world --
Politics in the era of decolonization and independence --
Contemporary Africa.
Responsibility: Erik Gilbert, Jonathan T. Reynolds.

Abstract:

Africa in World History is the first comprehensive survey to illustrate how Africans have influenced regions beyond their continent's borders, how they have been influenced from the outside and how internal African developments can be compared to those elsewhere in the world. By identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to confront the many oversimplified myths regarding Africa and its people. Publisher's note to 3rd edition.

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