General History of Africa volume 4 [pbk abridged]
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320 Pages

21 x 14.8 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

General History of Africa volume 4 [pbk abridged]

Africa from the 12th to the 16th Century

Edited by J. Ki-Zerbo and D.T. Niane

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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 twelfth to the sixteenth centuries constitute a crucial phase in the continent's history, and a period in which written records became more common. The period covered by this volume has several major themes: the triumph of Islam; the extension of trading relations; cultural exchanges and human contacts; and the development of kingdoms and empires.
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, 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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9780852550946

November 1997

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.1 x 1.48 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey