Africa's Urban Past

Africa's Urban Past

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780852557617
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 01/20/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Rathbone is Professor of Modern African History at SOAS, University of London

David M. Anderson is Senior Lecturer in African History at SOAS, University of London.

Table of Contents



Urban Africa: Histories in the Making, David M. Anderson and Richard Rathbone

Urban Archaeologies

Clustered Cities of the Middle Niger: Alternative Routes to Authority in Prehistory, Roderick J. Mcintosh

African City Walls A Neglected Source?, Graham Connah

Aksumite Urbanism, David W. Phillipson

Pre-colonial Towns in Transition

Mbanza Kongo/Sao Salvador Kongo's Holy Cry, John K. Thronton

Ouidah: a Pre-colonial Urban Centre in Coastal West Africa 1727-1892, Robin Law

Merchants, Missions & the Remaking of the Urban Environment in Buganda, 1840-1890, Richard Reid and Henri Medard

Urban Economics

"A Town of Strangers" or "A Model Modern East African Town", Arusha & the Arusha, Thomas Spear

The Cost of Living in Lagos, 1914-1945, Ayodeji Olukoju

The City of Durban Towards a Structural Analysis of the Economic Growth & Character of a South African City, Bill Freund

Becoming Urban Towns as Cultural Brokers

"But I know what I shall do" Agency, Belief & the Social Imaginary in Eighteenth-Century Gold Coast Towns, Ray Kea

Gender in the City Women, Migration & Contested Spaces in Tunis, 1830-1881, Julia Clancy-Smith

The Cultural Politics of Death & Burial in Early Colonial Accra, John Parker

"Wo pe tam won pe ba" ("You like cloth but you don't want children") Urbanization, Individualism & Gender Relations in Colonial Ghana 1900-1939, Emmanuel Akyeampong

The Politics of Urban Order

Land Alienation & the Union Growth of Bahir Dar, 1935-1974, Seltene Seyoum

Conservation & the Colonial Past Urban Planning, Space & Power in Zanzibar, William Cunningham Bissell

The Urbanism of District Six, Cape Town, Rafael Marks and Marco Bezzoli

The Political Shaping of Sacred Locality in Brazzaville, 1959-1997, Florence Bernault


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