The African Poor: A History

The African Poor: A History

by John Iliffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521344158

ISBN-13: 9780521344159

Pub. Date: 12/25/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The permanent poverty of the dispossessed as well as the temporary poverty of famine victims is depicted through an account of the African poor that begins in the monasteries of thirteenth century Ethiopia.  See more details below

Overview

The permanent poverty of the dispossessed as well as the temporary poverty of famine victims is depicted through an account of the African poor that begins in the monasteries of thirteenth century Ethiopia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521344159
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/25/1987
Series:
African Studies Series, #58
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The comparative history of the poor; 2. Christian Ethiopia; 3. The Islamic tradition; 4. Poverty and pastoralism; 6. Yoruba and Igbo; 7. Early European initiatives; 8. Poverty in South Africa, 1886–1948; 9. Rural poverty in colonial Africa; 10. Urban poverty in tropical Africa; 11. The care of the poor in colonial Africa; 12. Leprosy; 13. The growth of poverty in independent Africa; 14. The transformation of poverty in southern Africa; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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