General History of Africa volume 3 [pbk abridged]
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416 Pages

21 x 14.8 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

General History of Africa volume 3 [pbk abridged]

Africa from the 7th to the 11th Century

Edited by I. Hrbek

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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.
The period covered by Volume 3 is dominated by two movements of major and lasting significance in the history of Africa: the influence of Islam in the north and west, interacting with traditional African culture; and the Bantu expansion in the south.
The book first places Africa in the context of world history at the opening of the seventh century. Detailed chapters follow discussing the successive Islamic dynasties, the Christian Nubia, the civilizations of the savannas, forests and coast of West Africa, the Horn of Africa, the East African coast and interior, Central Africa, Southern Africa, and Madagascar's internal development and international contacts.
The three concluding chapters trace the African diaspora in Asia, examine international relations and the spread of technology and ideas, and assess the overall impact of the period on African history.
The series is co-published in Africawith 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, the 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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9780852550939

June 1992

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Title Details

416 Pages

2.1 x 1.48 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey