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History Atlas of Africa / Edition 1
     

History Atlas of Africa / Edition 1

by Samuel Kasule
 

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ISBN-10: 0028625803

ISBN-13: 2900028625804

Pub. Date: 05/01/1998

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group

Entertaining, authoritative, overflowing with gorgeous graphics and cutting-edge maps, this innovative series brings history to life through word and image and tells each continent s story from the perspective of its people The Macmillan Continental History Atlases form a major series of five distinguished illustrated history books for the popular and student

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Entertaining, authoritative, overflowing with gorgeous graphics and cutting-edge maps, this innovative series brings history to life through word and image and tells each continent s story from the perspective of its people The Macmillan Continental History Atlases form a major series of five distinguished illustrated history books for the popular and student audiences. Each book stands on its own to present a clear, visually exciting, and comprehensive history of a continent through colorful maps, lively text, and illustrations prepared by leading cartographers and specialists in its history. As a group, the five volumes convey a unique and innovative understanding of world history. The series provides the first truly focused continental perspective on history. The books have been created to give popular history readers and students alike accurate and unbiased information written from the point of view of each continent (rather than from an exclusively Western European or colonial perspective). Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America are each described in 80,000 words of text, 50 color maps, and 70 illustrations and photographs. Each spread within a volume covers in detail a single topic in the historical development of that continent. Together, the spreads make up a complete historical background of the major events that shaped the continent s past and present. Readers interested in a specific continent will find in each book an authoritative, absorbing, beautifully illustrated overview of that continent s history. For readers interested in world history, the five volumes make up an invaluable resource for a full understanding of how the world s jigsaw fits together. Africa is the continent from which humanity emerged a million or more years ago and which may yet teach today-s diverse humans the art of living together in tolerance. Dr. Samuel Kasule of Makere University, Kampala, Uganda, and Leeds University, UK, now teaches post-colonial literature and is a principal researcher for the Center for Study of State and Identity at the University of Derby.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900028625804
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Series:
Continental History Atlases Series
Pages:
160

Table of Contents

FOREWORD 5(5)
PART I Early Humans 10(14)
The Origins of Humankind
14(2)
Human Diversity
16(2)
Development of Agriculture
18(2)
The Iron Age
20(2)
African Languages
22(2)
PART II Kingdoms and Empires 24(38)
Egypt:
28(6)
The Old Kingdom
28(2)
The Middle Kingdom
30(2)
The New Kingdom
32(2)
The Kingdom of Cush
34(2)
Roman Africa
36(2)
Vandals and Byzantines
38(2)
The Empires of Ghana and Mali
40(2)
The Berber Brotherhood
42(2)
Egypt, 640-1517
44(2)
The Songhay Empire
46(2)
Benin and Bornu-Kanem
48(2)
The Horn of Africa to c. 1500
50(2)
Great Zimbabwe
52(2)
The Spread of Islam
54(4)
Resistance to Islam
58(2)
The Peopling of Madagascar
60(2)
PART III Europe in Africa 62(44)
Portuguese Colonization
66(2)
Arrival of European Traders
68(2)
Africa, c. 1600
70(2)
Black Gold
72(2)
West Africa, 1800-1875
74(2)
Kingdoms of Central and East Africa
76(2)
Africa, c. 1830
78(2)
European Explorers, 1840-1889
80(2)
Partition, 1880-1885
82(4)
Christianity in Africa
86(4)
Central Africa and Congo
90(4)
Northeast Africa, 1840-1898
94(2)
Cape Colony, 1652-1857
96(2)
The Zulu Expansion
98(2)
Zulu Wars
100(2)
The Great Trek, 1836-1846
102(2)
The Boer Wars
104(2)
PART IV The African Diaspora 106(12)
The Americas
110(4)
Eurasia
114(4)
PART V Imperialism to Independence 118(26)
African Resistance
122(4)
Africa in World War I
126(4)
Africa in World War II
130(4)
Liberation Wars
134(4)
Independence
138(2)
Economy and Trade
140(2)
South Africa, Old and New
142(2)
CHRONOLOGY 144(6)
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 150(3)
INDEX 153(7)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 160

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