African States and Rulers

African States and Rulers

by John Stewart
     
 

This is a bigger (over 11,000 entries), updated (through late fall 1998) edition of the 1989 original covering the enormous kaleidoscope of changing political boundaries, names, and rulers of Africa.

This exhaustive reference allows the user quickly to determine what happened in or to each country and when—changes of names, political systems, rulers, and so

Overview

This is a bigger (over 11,000 entries), updated (through late fall 1998) edition of the 1989 original covering the enormous kaleidoscope of changing political boundaries, names, and rulers of Africa.

This exhaustive reference allows the user quickly to determine what happened in or to each country and when—changes of names, political systems, rulers, and so on. The term "state" is loosely defined to embrace, throughout the history of Africa, any area of land with recognized borders and evidence of a continuing governmental structure, almost always with a capital city.

Entries give official name of country, dates during which it went by that name, location, capital, alternate names including cross-references to previous and later incarnations, and a list of rulers with dates of power when known.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
comprehensive...in-depth
Library Journal
Stewart's organization and his index...make his work indispensable
Wilson Library Bulletin
the most complete record to date...the source to turn to
Booknews
An extensively cross-referenced encyclopedia on the kaleidoscope of changing boundaries, names, and rulers on the continent. Stewart defines state as any area of land throughout the history of Africa with recognized borders and evidence of a continuing governmental structure, almost always with a capital city. He includes the official name of the country, dates during which it went by that name, location, capital, alternate names, rulers with their dates of power when known. He has updated his 1989 first edition through late fall 1998. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
ARBA
considerable detail...useful

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786406135
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
415
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

John Stewart, winner of numerous reference book awards, lives in West Jefferson, North Carolina.

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