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Historical Dictionary of Angola
     

Historical Dictionary of Angola

by Susan H. Broadhead, Phyllis Martin
 
Although this "Dictionary" builds on Phyllis Martin's excellent first edition (Scarecrow, 1980), it is in many respects a new edition, reorganized, expanded, and updated. The first section of the book includes a comprehensive introduction to the history of the lands that comprise modern Angola; a detailed chronology of important historical eras and events beginning

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Although this "Dictionary" builds on Phyllis Martin's excellent first edition (Scarecrow, 1980), it is in many respects a new edition, reorganized, expanded, and updated. The first section of the book includes a comprehensive introduction to the history of the lands that comprise modern Angola; a detailed chronology of important historical eras and events beginning in prehistorical times; double-page maps locating virtually all geographically referenced materials; and charts designed to aid the novice in deciphering abbreviations, spellings and the like. The heart of the work is the dictionary itself, which contains 272 entries, all of them at least revised and updated, many completely rewritten, and more than 100 appearing for the first time in this edition. With an extensive bibliographic essay and bibliography and a brief appendix.

Author Biography: Susan Herlin Broadhead is Associate Professor of History and Pan African Studies, University of Louisvill (KY), where she teaches African history. Her research focuses on the modern history of the Kingdom of Kongo, an ancient African state forcibly incorperated into colonial Angola by the Portuguese early in the 20th century.

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Booknews
Although this Dictionary builds on Phyllis Martin's first edition (Scarecrow, 1980), it is in many respects a new edition, substantially reorganized and expanded in scope, as well as updated to reflect events and publications of the last decade. It remains an introduction to the history of The People's Republic of Angola for North American English-speaking students, beginning researchers, reference librarians, teachers, and others interested in the country. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810825321
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
African Historical Dictionaries Series , #52
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.97(d)

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