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A short history of Africa : from the origins of the human race to the Arab Spring, Gordon Kerr

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A short history of Africa : from the origins of the human race to the Arab Spring
Title
A short history of Africa
Title remainder
from the origins of the human race to the Arab Spring
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Kerr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Africa. The cradle of civilisation. From the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa to the so-called 'Arab Spring' of 2011, [this book is] a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent. He begins with the origins of the human race and the development of stone age technology through ancient and medieval times and the significance of the Arab presence, the Muslim states and the trans-Saharan trade. The book continues with the rise and fall of nation states and kingdoms prior to the arrival of Europeans: the Empire of Ghana, the Kingdoms of the Forest and Savanna, Yoruba, Oyo, Benin, Asante, Luba, Lunda, Lozi, and many others, on to the beginning of the slave tade and the European conquest and colonisation of sub-Saharan Africa, the 'Scramble for Africa.' Finally moving on to the often bitter struggles for independence from that period of colonisation and exploitation, concluding with an assessment of Africa in the twenty first century.."--Back cover
Cataloging source
NHOM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerr, Gordon
Dewey number
960
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human beings
  • Slave trade
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
Label
A short history of Africa : from the origins of the human race to the Arab Spring, Gordon Kerr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ch. One Prehistoric Africa -- ch. Two Ancient Civilisations and Medieval States -- ch. Three Arabs and Islam -- ch. Four Trade -- ch. Five The Arrival of the Europeans and the Beginning of the Slave Trade -- ch. Six Sub-Saharan Africa to the Eighteenth Century -- ch. Seven The Nineteenth Century: Prelude to Conquest -- ch. Eight The Nineteenth Century: Conquest and Colonisation -- ch. Nine Colonial Rule in Africa -- ch. Ten Nationalism and Independence -- ch. Eleven Africa Since Independence -- ch. Twelve Africa in the 21st Century
Control code
000048550300
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781842434420
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)776792962
Label
A short history of Africa : from the origins of the human race to the Arab Spring, Gordon Kerr
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ch. One Prehistoric Africa -- ch. Two Ancient Civilisations and Medieval States -- ch. Three Arabs and Islam -- ch. Four Trade -- ch. Five The Arrival of the Europeans and the Beginning of the Slave Trade -- ch. Six Sub-Saharan Africa to the Eighteenth Century -- ch. Seven The Nineteenth Century: Prelude to Conquest -- ch. Eight The Nineteenth Century: Conquest and Colonisation -- ch. Nine Colonial Rule in Africa -- ch. Ten Nationalism and Independence -- ch. Eleven Africa Since Independence -- ch. Twelve Africa in the 21st Century
Control code
000048550300
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781842434420
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)776792962

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