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History of Africa

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ISBN-10: 0230308473

ISBN-13: 9780230308473

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Kevin Shillington

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List price: $29.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 5/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

List of Maps
List of Illustrations
Geography, climate and vegetation
Early prehistory of Africa
Human evolution
Homo sapiens, the hunter-gatherer
Further climate change, adaptation and the ancestry of African languages
Later prehistory: farming and pastoralism in tropical Africa and Ancient Egypt
Crop cultivation, domestication and the origins of farming
The impact of agriculture
The origins of farming and pastoralism in tropical Africa
Ancient Egypt
The impact of iron in north and west Africa
The spread and impact of early metal-working
Origins of iron-working
The Iron Age Kingdom of Meroe
Iron Age north Africa and early trans-Saharan trade
The Early Iron Age in central, eastern and southern Africa
Evidence for the spread of iron-working
Origins of the Early Iron Age in sub-equatorial Africa
The spread of the Early Iron Age
The development and organisation of Early Iron Age society
North and north-eastern Africa to 1000 CE
Northern Africa in the Graeco-Roman period
The spread of Christianity in northern Africa
The origins and rise of Aksum
The Arab invasions: the Nile valley and the Maghrib
Trans-Saharan trade and the kingdom of ancient Ghana
Trans-Saharan trade
The kingdom of ancient Ghana
Other early west African states and societies
Islam and the Sudanic states of west Africa
The Almoravids
The Muslim states of north Africa, 1100-1500
The empire of Mali
The decline of Mali
The origins and rise of Songhay
The Fulbe (or Fulani)
Eastern Africa to the sixteenth century
The Christian kingdom of Ethiopia, 850-1550
The Muslim penetration of Ethiopia and Somalia, 850-1550
Pastoralists and farmers of the east African interior
Trading towns of the east African coast to the sixteenth century
The origins of east African coastal trading society
The growth of Swahili trading towns
The Portuguese on the east African coast, 1498�1600
Later Iron Age states and societies of central and southern Africa to 1600
The emergence of Later Iron Age states north of the Zambezi
The development of Later Iron Age communities south of the Zambezi
The origins and character of the Great Zimbabwe tradition
Cattle-keeping peoples south of the Limpopo
North and north-east Africa to the eighteenth century
The �Arabisation' of northern Africa
From Fatimid to Mamluk: Egypt before the Ottoman conquest
Egypt under Ottoman rule
Nubia and the Funj Sultanate
Oromo migrations and the kingdom of Ethiopia
States of the Maghrib, sixteenth to eighteenth century
The Atlantic slave trade, sixteenth to eighteenth century
Slavery in Africa before the Atlantic trade
The origins of European maritime trade with west Africa
The nature of the slave trade
Profit from the slave trade: the European dimension
West African states and societies, to the eighteenth century
The fall of the Songhay empire
The sultanate of Borno-Kanem
The Hausa city-states
Wolof kingdoms of Senegambia
Kingdoms of the forest: Ife and Benin
Oyo and Dahomey, savannah states of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
The kingdom of Asante
Central and eastern Africa to the eighteenth century
Farmers, fishers and hunters of the Congo forest
West-central Africa in the era of the slave trade
Central African empires and the growth of trade
The east African interior west of the Victoria Nyanza
The east African interior east of the Victoria Nyanza
Southern Africa to the eighteenth century
Southern Africa before 1650
The early Cape Colony: white settlement and Khoesan resistance, 1650-1770
States and societies of the southern African interior, 1600-1800
West Africa in the nineteenth century and the ending of the slave trade
Islamic jihads in the western Sudan
The ending of the Atlantic slave trade
West African commerce in the nineteenth century
Sierra Leone and Liberia
Central and east Africa in the nineteenth century
West-central Africa in the nineteenth century
Kingdom of the floodplain
The development of long-distance trade in east-central Africa
Invasion from the south: the Ngoni
The east African slave trade
The trade in ivory and slaves in the interior of central Africa
Madagascar: the rise of the Merina kingdom
Pre-industrial southern Africa in the nineteenth century
State-building and conflict: the mfecaneldifaqane and its effects
The British at the Cape
The Boer Trek and African resistance
Southern Africa in 1870
North and north-east Africa in the nineteenth century
The French in north Africa and Algerian resistance
Egypt and Sudan to the Mahdist jihad
The reunification of Ethiopia
Christianity and pre-colonial 'nationalism'
European Christian missionaries in pre-colonial Africa
African Christians and pre-colonialism nationalism
European 'explorers': the mapping of Africa as a prelude to Empire
The European 'Scramble', colonial conquest and African resistance in east, north-central and west Africa
The 'Scramble for Africa'
Conquest and resistance
Industrialisation, colonial conquest and African resistance in south-central and southern Africa
The southern African mineral revolution
The British 'Scramble' for south-central Africa
Wars of conquest and resistance in Mozambique
Conquest and resistance in Namibia
The South African War (1899-1902)
Consolidation of empire: the early period of colonial rule
Raw materials and markets
Peasant producers, railways and white settlement in British east Africa
Rebellion in the German colonies
Missionaries, Christianity and early expressions of 'nationalism'
The First World War and Africa, 1914-18
Africa between the wars: the high tide of colonial rule
The economic impact of colonial rule
The nature and impact of colonial administration
The spread of Islam in tropical west Africa
Education: from pre-colonial tradition to colonial reality
African nationalism and protest movements in the inter-war years
Segregation, nationalism and protest in South Africa
The Second World War and Africa
Fascist aggression and the Second World War in north and north-east Africa
The impact of the war on Africa and Africans
The winning of independence (1)
Colonial development strategies
The winning of independence in British west Africa
The winning of independence in French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa
The struggle for independence in the Maghrib
Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia
The winning of independence (2)
British east Africa
Independence in Belgian-ruled central Africa
Independence on the islands
The winning of independence (3)
Federation and independence in British Central Africa
The winning of independence in Portuguese-ruled Africa
The struggle for freedom in southern Africa
Africa since independence (1)
The political legacy of colonial rule
The economic legacy of underdevelopment and dependency
The early drive for economic development
The role of the military in African politics
Socialism and self-reliance: the Tanzanian course
Africa since independence (2)
The dilemmas of development: debt, climate change and international aid
International cooperation and the Organisation of African Unity
Contemporary Africa (1)
Democratic progress in the 1990s
North Africa
West Africa
Contemporary Africa (2)
Eastern and Central Africa
Southern Africa
The HIV/AIDS pandemic
China and Africa
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