A History of South and Central Africa

A History of South and Central Africa

by Derek Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 052120559X

ISBN-13: 9780521205597

Pub. Date: 05/29/1975

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a history of Africa south of the Congo Forest from about A.D. 1000 to the era of the establishment of independent modern states. Most textbooks on African history are dominated by modern political boundaries that, of course, have no ethnic or geographical validity. This book is unique in that it treats the whole of Southern Africa as a unit because important…  See more details below

Overview

This is a history of Africa south of the Congo Forest from about A.D. 1000 to the era of the establishment of independent modern states. Most textbooks on African history are dominated by modern political boundaries that, of course, have no ethnic or geographical validity. This book is unique in that it treats the whole of Southern Africa as a unit because important historical events such as the Bantu, San and Khoikhoi migrations, long distance trade routes, the Mfecane dispersal and the journeys of white adventurers among others, make a nonsense of categories such as 'South' and 'Central' Africa. The book presents much of the work of contemporary researchers in a simpler form than in other scholarly books thereby reflecting a complete picture of the early history of South and Central Africa. A variety of illustrations that include maps, photographs, drawings and diagrams have been used effectively throughout the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521205597
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/29/1975
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
14 - 16 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >