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The Cambridge History of Africa : Cambridge History of Africa - Richard Gray

The Cambridge History of Africa

Cambridge History of Africa

By: Richard Gray (Editor)

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Published: 18th September 1975
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The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Africa were a period of transition, with the trade in slaves and firearms on the Atlantic coast laying some of the foundations for European colonialism. But for most of the continent, external forces were still of marginal significance. African initiative remained supreme and produced a rich variety of political, social and intellectual innovations. In eight regional chapters the contributors to this volume, all established experts in their field, bring together for the first time these developments as they affected the whole of Africa. A concluding chapter surveys Africa in Europe and the Americas during this period.

'The virtues to the book are many: its writers have synthesised and summarized a vast amount of material and organised it into a coherent whole. Scholars and students acquainted with a single small area of Africa will now be able to place this in perspective by reference to what was occuring elsewhere in the continent. The book has an excellent index and it is well printed on good paper. In short, it is all that one might expect a Cambridge history to be.' New Society

List of maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Egypt, the Funj and Darfur
The central Sahara and Sudan
North-West Africa: from the Maghrib to the fringes of the forest
The Guinea Coast
Central Africa from Cameroun to the Zambezi
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia and the Horn of
Africa in Europe and the Americas
Bibliographical essays
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521204132
ISBN-10: 0521204135
Series: Cambridge History of Africa : Book 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 754
Published: 18th September 1975
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.75  x 4.32
Weight (kg): 1.27