The African Experience: Major Themes In African History From Earliest Times To The Present

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9780064358507: The African Experience: Major Themes In African History From Earliest Times To The Present

Covering the entire span of human history across the African continent, this book begins in the Garden of Eden in the highland interior of East Africa and ends with the disintegration of apartheid. In the first chapter the author introduces us to our earliest tool-making ancestor (known affectionately as "dear boy"), in the last the author ponders the changes we are likely to see as the political elites of Africa begin to review the operation of their single-party systems. The human colonization of the continent - the origins of food production, the formation and diffusion of African languages, the achievements of Ancient Egypt, the impact of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, slavery, the caravan trade, exploration and colonization, the economic, political and social developments which gave rise to the modern nation states - this book looks at all these aspects in an overview of the history of Africa.

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First published in 1991, this is a work of reflection on the substance of African history, the distillation of a lifetime¿s research and teaching. Roland Oliver traces, in twenty chapters, the history of Africa from the earliest evolution of man or `pre-man¿ up to the present day, concentrating on the great themes of African history. So for example ¿The Bricks of Babel¿ describes the evolution of African languages; `Peoples of the Book¿, the arrival of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; `Masters and Slaves¿, slavery and the slave trade in Africa; `Strangers at the Gates¿, the 19th-century impact

of Europeans; `the Slippery Slope¿, African governments in their first decades of independence.

For this new edition Professor Oliver has made a number of revisions, including a new chapter summarising the triumphs and disasters of the 1990s.

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A brilliant survey of African history, now revised to include the events of the 1990s.

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