General History of Africa volume 1 [pbk abridged]
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368 Pages

21 x 14.8 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

General History of Africa volume 1 [pbk abridged]

Methodology and African Prehistory

Edited by J. Ki-Zerbo

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SPECIAL COMMENDATION in Africa's 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century. The series is illustrated throughout with maps and black and white photographs.
Assesses the importance attached by African societies to their past and the growth and development of African historiography. This is followed by accounts of the primary literary sources, the oral and living traditions and Africanarchaeology and its techniques. There are further chapters on linguistics, migrations and historical geography before the second part of the book which deals specifically with earliest man and the prehistory of Africa according to geographical area. Specific chapters are also devoted to prehistoric art, agricultural techniques and the development of metallurgy.
The series is co-published in Africa with seven publishers, in the United States and Canada by the University of California Press, and in association with the UNESCO Press.
"Reviews of the Series:" .
"... a real contribution to scholarship. -" Roland Oliver, TLS
"The General History of Africa was launched in 1970, when an International Scientific Committee of 39 scholars was formed to oversee the writing and publication of a complete survey of the African past, from pre-history to the present. The laudable aim of the project was to break free from the straightjacket of Eurocentrism, and to provide a history that reflected a range of African views without imposing any set historical interpretation. -" David M. Anderson, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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9780852550915

May 1990

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Title Details

368 Pages

2.1 x 1.48 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey