Civilizations of Africa A History to 1800

ISBN-10: 081392085X

ISBN-13: 9780813920856

Edition: 2002

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Description: Having skilfully woven archaeology and linguistics into the historical narrative, Christopher Ehret's study gives serious play to ancient history right across Africa and it ties the past into the currents of wider world history.

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List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 5/9/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Christopher Ehret is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introducing Africa and Its History
Africa in a Global Frame
Getting the Terms of Our Discourse Straight
Themes in History: What to Look For in Our Reading
Africa and Human Origins
Africa before the Agricultural Age, 16,000-9000 B.C.E.
Africa and the World: From Gathering to Farming
Geography and Climate in African History
Afrasan Civilization
Nilo-Saharan Peoples and the Middle Nile Archeological Tradition
Niger-Congo Civilization
Khoisan Civilization
Summing Up the Period 16,000-9000 B.C.E. in Africa
Culture and Technology in Africa, 9000-3500 B.C.E.
The Environments of Agricultural Invention
Inventing Agriculture: The Eastern Sahara, 9000-5500 B.C.E.
The Aquatic Tradition of the Sudan, 9000-5500 B.C.E.
Sudanic Civilization: The Intertwining of the Sudanic Agripastoral and the Aquatic Traditions
Inventing Agriculture: The Horn of Africa and the Northern Sahara, 9000-5500 B.C.E.
Agricultural Invention: West African Planting Agriculture, 9000-5500 B.C.E.
Livelihood and Culture History in Africa, 5500-3500 B.C.E.
Themes in the History of Culture, 9000-3500 B.C.E.
Persistent Gatherer-Hunters: The Southern Third of Africa
Africa 9000-3500 B.C.E. in the Context of World History
Diverging Paths of History: Africa, 3500-1000 B.C.E.
Africa in Comparative Historical Perspective
The Spread of Agriculture into Central Africa
Cultivation and Herding Come to Eastern Africa
The Middle Frontier: Early Agriculture in the Upper Nile Region
Sahara, Sudan, and the Horn of Africa, 3500-1000 B.C.E.
New Ways of Life in Northeastern Africa
Crops and Metals in West Africa
Lands of States and Towns: Nubia and Egypt
Africa, 3500-1000 B.C.E.: What Have We Learned?
An Age of Commerce, an Age of Iron: Africa, 1000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.
Africa in World History, 1000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.
Eastern Africa in Its Classical Age
Western Equatorial Africa: Social and Economic Repercussions of Agricultural Expansion
Commerce, Merchants, and States: Northeastern Africa
North Africa in the Carthaginian and Roman Eras
An African Development of Commerce: West Africa, 1000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.
Southern, Central, and Eastern Africa: The Middle Centuries, 300-1450
Africa and the World: Issues and Themes of the Age
Subsistence and Society in Southern Africa, 300-1450
Growth of Political Scale: The Southern Woodland Savannas and Equatorial Rainforest, 600-1450
Eastern Africa, 300-1450
Southern, Central, and Eastern Africa: Taking the Long View
Northeastern, West, and North Africa: The Middle Centuries, 300-1450
Themes of Change
Northeastern Africa, 300-1450
West Africa, 300-1450
North Africa and the Sahara, 300-1450: Competing Legitimacies, Competing Hegemonies
Agriculture, Technology, and Culture: A Continental Overview, 300-1450
The Early Atlantic Age, 1450-1640
Africa and the World Enter a New Historical Era
Western Africa, 1450-1640
Atlantic Commerce and the Coastal Hinterlands of Africa
Commerce, Religion, and Political Struggle in Northeastern Africa
Northern Africa and the Sahara
History in the Eastern and Central Sudan, 1450-1640
History in the African Interior, 1450-1640
Africa in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1640-1800
The Middle Era of the Atlantic Age: Themes and Issues
West Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade
Central Africa: The Expanding Impact of Atlantic Commerce
Southern Africa: New Pastoral and Trading Frontiers
Eastern Africa: States and Stateless Societies
Northeastern Africa: An Age of Political and Cultural Realignment
North Africa: The Decline of Ottoman Over-rule
The Close of the Eighteenth Century: A New Era Begins
Index
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