A Short History of Africa: From the Origins of the Human Race to the Arab Spring

A Short History of Africa: From the Origins of the Human Race to the Arab Spring

by Gordon Kerr
     
 

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A comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent, from the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa right through to Arab Spring

Beginning with the origins of the human race and the development of stone age technology, this history of the cradle of civilization moves through ancient and medieval times, the significance

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A comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent, from the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa right through to Arab Spring

Beginning with the origins of the human race and the development of stone age technology, this history of the cradle of civilization moves through ancient and medieval times, the significance of the Arab presence, the Muslim states, and the trans-Saharan trade. It continues with the rise and fall of nation states and kingdoms prior to the arrival of Europeans, Ghana, the Kingdoms of the Forest and Savanna, Yoruba, Oyo, Benin, Asante, Luba, Lunda, Lozil, and many others, on to the beginning of the slave trade, and the European conquest and colonization of sub-Saharan Africa, the "Scramble for Africa." Finally moving onto the often bitter struggles for independence from that period of colonization and exploitation, it concludes with an assessment of Africa in the 21st century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842434420
Publisher:
Oldcastle Books
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Series:
Short History Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
930,205
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Kerr is a writer and editor who has worked in bookselling, publishing, and journalism. His titles include Goners, Houses of DeathA Short History of Europe, and Timeline History of the World.

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