Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set / Edition 1

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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

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"Simply put, this is an essential reference resource for students of African history... Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries."Library Journal
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Only in the last half of the 20th century was a widespread belief that Africa was a "Dark Continent" without history and frozen in "primitivism" replaced by the research of scholars working in the West and in Africa. It is now clear that African history is as old as the human species and has its own unique developments. Edited by freelance historian Shillington (History of Africa), this encyclopedia attempts to bring together the results of decades of research with over 1000 articles written by leading contemporary historians. The scope of the coverage encompasses the entire continent, including North Africa, and features all historical periods, with special attention to recent events. Most entries are given 1000 words, though major topics, such as regional surveys, stretch to 3000-4000 words. Topics range from art to anthropology to economics, but emphasis is placed on biographies and country studies, both pre- and postcolonial. Entries may be accessed alphabetically, thematically, or through a detailed index. Bottom Line Simply put, this is an essential reference resource for students of African history. Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries.-Eugene C. Burt, Cornish Coll. of the Arts, Seattle Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579582456
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Edition description: 3 Volume Set
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1912
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 4.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Selected Contents: Abidjan; Bamako; Cairo; Du Bois, W.E.B. (1868-1963) and Pan-Africanism; Early Herding and farming in the Sahara and Nile Valley; Freetown; Ghana, Kingdom of: Historiography of Origins; Human rights in postcolonial Africa; Iron Age (Early) and Development of farming in Eastern Africa; Journalism, radio and film as propaganda; Kenya: Independence to the Present: Economic development, politics and poverty; Language Classification, History of African; Mogadishu; Nubia:Nobadia, Makurra and 'Alwa; Oil; Portugal: Exploration and Trade in the Fifteenth Century; Refugees; Slavery and colonial rule in Africa; Transport infrastructure and usage; Uganda: Education, History of; Vandals and North Africa (429-533); World War II and North Africa; Yaounde; Zanzibar: Revolution and Tanzania
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