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The Cambridge history of Africa : from c.500 BC to AD1050

Author: J D Fage
Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Series: Cambridge history of Africa, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After the prehistory of Volume I, Volume II of The Cambridge History of Africa deals with the beginnings of history. It is about 500 BC that historical sources begin to embrace all Africa north of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J D Fage
ISBN: 0521215927 9780521215923
OCLC Number: 18285439
Description: 840 pages.
Contents: Introduction J. D. Face; 1. The legacy of prehistory J. Desmond Clark; 2. North Africa in the period of Phoenician and greek colonization R. C. C. Law; 3. North Africa in the Hellenistic and Roman periods R. C. C. Law; 4. The Nilotic Sudan and Ethiopia P. L. Shinnie; 5. Trans-Saharan contacts and the Iron Age in West Africa Raymond Mauny; 6. The emergence of Bantu Africa Roland Oliver and Brian M. Fagan; 7. The Christian period in Mediterranean Africa W. H. C. Frend; 8. The Arab conquest and the rise of Islam to North Africa Michael Brett; 9. Christian Nubia P. L. Shinnie; 10. The Fatimid revolution and its aftermath in North Africa Michael Brett; 11. The Sahara and the Sudan from the Arab conquest of the Maghrib to the rise of the Almoravids Nehemia Levtzion; Bibliographical essays; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge history of Africa, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by J.D. Fage.

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'... a work of elegant scholarship and an invaluable research tool.' The American Historical Review

 
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