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A History of Africa - John Fage

Paperback Published: 22nd November 2001
ISBN: 9780415252485
Number Of Pages: 640

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A History of Africa is a thorough narrative history of the continent from its beginnings to the twenty-first century. Long established at the forefront of African Studies, this book addresses the events of the 1990s and beyond.

The issues discussed include:

  • post-apartheid South Africa
  • the prospects for democratization in Africa at the beginning of the new millennium
  • developments in Muslim North Africa including the threat of Islamic fundamentalism
  • economic and social developments including the devastating impact of Third World debt and the provision of debt relief
  • cultural, environmental and gender issues in Modern Africa.

'One of the best single volume treatments.' - Times Educational Supplement

The internal development of African society
The origins of African society
Africa and the ancient civilizations of the Near East and the Mediterranean
The development of states and trade in the Sudan
The development of states and trade in Guinea
States and trade in North-East and Bantu Africa
The impact of Islam
The Rise of Islam and the Arab empires in North Africa
The Muslim states and empires of North Africa
The advance of Islam in West Africa
Africa in the age of European expansion. The beginnings of European enterprise in Africa
The first stage of the impact of world trade on tropical Africa: the export slave trade; West Africa during the slave trade era
Bantu Africa, c. 1600 to c. 1870
The expansion of European power during the nineteenth century, 1: general considerations; West Africa
The expansion of European power during the nineteenth century, 2: South, East and North Africa
Africa in the modern world. 15 The colonial period, 1: policies in general and colonies of exploitation in particular
The colonial period, 2: colonies of settlement
Independence resumed
Independent Africa, 1: to 1989
Independent Africa, 2: from 1990
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ISBN: 9780415252485
ISBN-10: 0415252482
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 22nd November 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition