Cosmopolitan Africa, C.1700-1875

ISBN-10: 0199764700
ISBN-13: 9780199764709
Edition: 2012
Authors: Trevor R. Getz
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.20" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875, offers an alternative interpretation of the 175 years leading up to the formal colonization of Africa by Europeans. In this brief and affordable text, author and series editor Trevor R. Getz demonstrates how Africans pursued lives, constructed social settings,forged trading links, and imagined worlds that were sophisticated, flexible, and well adapted to the increasingly global and fast-paced interactions of this period. Getz's interpretation of a "cosmopolitan Africa" is based on careful reading of Africans' oral histories and traditions, written documents, and images of or from the eighteenth century. Examining this time period from both social and cultural perspectives, Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875, helpsstudents to re-envision African societies in the time before colonization.

Maps and Figures
About the Author
Series Introduction
Introduction
Ordering their Worlds
A Place to Begin
Spirit Power and State Power in Buganda
Xhosa Worlds: Homestead, Neighborhood, Kingdom, Ancestors
Matriclans and Entrepreneurs in the Making of the Asante State
Titles and Lineages in Igho-Speaking Societies
Tunis under the Beys
Reining In Greed and Anarchy in BaKongo and Jaga State and Society
Beatriz as Saint Anthony
Global Africa in an Oceanic Era
An Oceanic Era
Mediterranean Africa
Atlantic Africa
Indian Ocean Africa
The Chronicles of Pate and Nineteenth-Century Swahili Identity
Spiritual Belief and Practice in Cosmopolitan Africa
African "World" and African "Traditional" Religions
African Islam in the Eighteenth Century
African Christianity and Protestant Evangelism
The Xhosa Cattle Killing
African Economies and the Industrial Revolution
Production and Productivity in Late Eighteenth-Century Africa
Africans and the Industrial Revolution
Settlers, Peasants, and Plantations
Muhammad Ali's Egypt
Africans Engage the West
Men and Women in the Middle?
Egyptian Intellectuals on France and Islam
The Abb� Boilat
James Africanus Horton
The "Educated Men" of the Fante Confederation
Jan Tzatzoe in Britain
Toward Colonialism?
Index

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