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A history of Africa

Author: J D Fage; William Tordoff
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to Africa's history and includes discussions on South Africa after apartheid, democracy in Africa, and the threat of Islamic fundamentalism.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J D Fage; William Tordoff
ISBN: 0415252474 9780415252478 0415252482 9780415252485
OCLC Number: 46937539
Description: xi, 653 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: The internal development of African society --
The origins of African society --
Africa and the ancient civilizations of the Near East and the Mediterranean --
The development of states and trade in the Sudan --
The development of states and trade in Guinea --
States and trade in North-East and Bantu Africa --
Part 2: The impact of Islam --
The rise of Islam and the Arab empire in North Africa --
The Muslim states and empires of North Africa --
The advance of Islam in West Africa --
Part 3: Africa in the age of European expansion --
The beginnings of European enterprise in Africa --
The first stage of the impact of world trade on tropical Africa: the export slave trade --
West Africa during the slave trade era --
Bantu Africa, c1600-c1870 --
The expansion of European power during the nineteenth century I: general considerations, West Africa --
The expansion of European power during the nineteenth century, 2: South, East, and North Africa --
Part 4: Africa in the modern world --
The colonial period 1: policies in general and colonies of exploitation in particular --
The colonial period 2: colonies of settlement --
Independence resumed --
Independent Africa 1: to 1989 --
Independent Africa 2: from 1990.
Responsibility: J.D. Fage with William Tordoff.
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A History of Africa is an authoritative narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the 21st century. This fourth edition of this classic history brings the book up to date to address  Read more...

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