History of Africa The Quest for Eternal Harmony

ISBN-10: 0415771390

ISBN-13: 9780415771399

Edition: 2007

Authors: Molefi Kete Asante

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This book provides a wide-ranging history of Africa from earliest prehistory to the present day using the cultural, social, political, and economic lenses of Africa as instruments to illuminate the ordinary lives of Africans. The result is a fresh new survey that includes a wealth of indigenous ideas, African concepts, and traditional outlooks that have escaped the writing of African history in the West. This straight forward, illustrated and factual text allows the reader to access the major developments, personalities and events on the African continent. Written by a world expert in African history, this ground breaking survey is an indispensable guide.
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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Molefi Asante is a distinguished scholar and is best known for creating the discipline of Black Studies over 25 years ago. nbsp; He is the Editor for the Journal of Black Studies (Sage) and the Encyclopedia of Black Studies (Sage Reference, 12/04 nbsp; 933 units, $82k LTD). nbsp; His recent research has centered on the history and present developments of African religions.

The time of awakening
Africa and the origin of humanity
The age of literacy
Africa and the beginning of civilization
The rise of Kemet/Egypt
The elements of early African civilization
Governance and the political stability of Kemet
The moment of realization
The emergence of the great river kingdoms
The age of construction
The spread of classical empires and kingdoms
The Sudanic empires: historians and their narratives
Generators of traditional and contemporary Africa
Societies of secrets: farmers and metallurgists
The time of the chaos
Arab and European missionaries, merchants, and mercenaries
Resisting European and Arab slave traders
The age of reconstruction
Africa regains consciousness in a Pan-African explosion
The time for consolidation
Africa consolidates independence
Toward a United States of Africa without compromise: creation of the African Union
Chronology of African history
Some African ethnic groups
Major linguistic complexes
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