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The Cambridge History of Africa : Cambridge History of Africa - Roland Oliver

The Cambridge History of Africa

Cambridge History of Africa

By: Roland Oliver (Editor), G.N. Sanderson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th September 2014
ISBN: 9780521228039
Number Of Pages: 974

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Volume VI of The Cambridge History of Africa covers the period 1870-1905, when the European powers (Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and Italy) divided the continent into colonial territories and vied with each other for control over vast tracts of land and valuable mineral resources. At the same time, it was a period during which much of Africa still had a history of its own. Colonial governments were very weak and could exist only by playing a large part both in opening up the continent to outside influences and in building larger political unities. The volume begins with a survey of the whole of Africa on the eve of the paper partition, and continues with nine regional surveys of events as they occured on the ground. Only in northern and southern Africa did these develop into classical colonial forms, with basis of outright conquest. Elsewhere, compromises emerged and most Africans were able to pursue the politics of survival. Partition was a process, not an event. The process was essentially one of modernisation in the face of outside challenge.

Industry Reviews

'Volume six ... shows that Africans continued to make their own history even during the troubled years between 1870 and 1905 when much of the continent fell under colonial domination ... [It] attempts to be a history of Africa between 1870 and 1905 and not just a history of colonialism.' The Times Literary Supplement

Africa on the eve of partition
The European partition of Africa: origins and dynamics
North Africa
Western Africa, 1870-1886
Western Africa, 1886-1905
Western equatorial Africa Catherine
Southern Africa, 1867-1886
Southern and Central Africa, 1886-1910
Portuguese colonies and Madagascar
East Africa, 1870-1905
The Nile basin and the eastern Horn, 1870-1908
The European scramble and conquest in African history
Bibliographical essays
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ISBN: 9780521228039
ISBN-10: 0521228034
Series: Cambridge History of Africa : Book 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 974
Published: 25th September 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 16.0  x 6.1
Weight (kg): 1.38