The Penguin Atlas of African History: Revised Edition

The Penguin Atlas of African History: Revised Edition

by Colin McEvedy
     
 

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This invaluable reference work provides an account of the development of African society from 175 million years ago, through the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of the twentieth century. Colin McEvedy tracks the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger,

Overview

This invaluable reference work provides an account of the development of African society from 175 million years ago, through the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of the twentieth century. Colin McEvedy tracks the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger, and the search for the 'fountains of the Nile'. Gold and ivory lure traders from far away; Christendom and Islam compete for African attention. Names from the distant past become nation-states with aspirations appropriate to the modern world. With sixty maps and a clear, concise text, this synthesis is especially useful to African studies and history teachers, but is also a fascinating guide for the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140513219
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Hist Atlas Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
609,652
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
1270L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Colin McEvedy is the author of The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History; The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History; The Penguin Atlas of Recent History (Europe Since 1815) and The Penguin Atlas of North American History. He lives in London, W6.

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