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The Cambridge History of Africa : The Cambridge History of Africa - John E. Flint

The Cambridge History of Africa

The Cambridge History of Africa

By: John E. Flint (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th September 2014
ISBN: 9780521207010
Number Of Pages: 634

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The period covered in this volume is one which begins with the emergence of anti-slave trade attitudes in Europe, and ends on the eve of European colonial conquest. But except for white conquests in Algeria and South Africa, and colonies of free Blacks on the west coast, the theme is that of African independence, initiative and adaptation in the last phase of its pre-colonial history. Under greater external pressures than ever before, from European trade, exploration, missionary and political activity, African history in this period moved with greater momentum and larger scale than in past ages, with rapid changes in economic and political life. In general the approach in this volume is through chapters focusing on regions of Africa, each written by an established authority in his field. Concluding chapters sruvey the activities of Europeans in Africa, and those of Africans and their descendants overseas.

'The standard of scholarship sustained throughout this volume, and the impressive bibliographical apparatus which fills 94 pages, convincingly illustrate what has been achieved by historians of many nationalities, and notably by those who work, or have worked in African universities.' The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History

Introduction
Egypt and the Nile valley
Ethiopia and the
The Maghrib
The nineteenth-century jihads in West Africa
Freed slave colonies in West Africa
West Africa in the anti-slave trade era
The forest and the savanna of Central Africa
East Africa: the expansion of commerce
The Nguni outburst
Colonial South Africa and its frontiers
Tradition and change in Madagascar, 1790-1870
Africans overseas, 1790-1870
Changing European attitudes to Africa
Bibliographical essays
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521207010
ISBN-10: 0521207010
Series: The Cambridge History of Africa : Book 5
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 634
Published: 25th September 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 0.98