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Title:
Africa : an encyclopedia for students
Author:
Middleton, John, 1921-2009.
Publication Information:
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons : Gale Group, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
4 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Summary:
A comprehensive look at the continent of Africa and the countries that comprise it, including peoples and cultures, the land and its history, art and architecture, and daily life.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780684806501

9780684806518

9780684806525

9780684806532

9780684806549
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Based on the scholarship in the acclaimed academic "Encyclopedia of Africa, which is aimed at college and graduate students, this work presents Africa, from Egypt to Cape Town and from prehistoric times to the present day, in a format that is inviting to high school students. The four-volume set spans many disciplines with articles on animals, foods, holidays and festivals, tribal groups, ecology, music and art, trade and the economy, geography, religion, folklore, and fossil and skeletal discoveries.


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A comprehensive look at the continent of Africa and the countries that comprise it, including peoples and cultures, the land and its history, art and architecture, and daily life.


Summary

A comprehensive look at the continent of Africa and the countries that comprise it, including peoples and cultures, the land and its history, art and architecture, and daily life.


Summary

A comprehensive look at the continent of Africa and the countries that comprise it, including peoples and cultures, the land and its history, art and architecture, and daily life.


Summary

A comprehensive look at the continent of Africa and the countries that comprise it, including peoples and cultures, the land and its history, art and architecture, and daily life.


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Booklist Review

The highly regarded Encyclopedia of Africa South of the Saharawas published by Scribner in 1997. The editor, John Middleton, has now produced an abbreviated version, appropriate for high-school and undergraduate students and adults. The original included 896 articles. This new version has about 450 entries in just under 1,000 pages. Topics include countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects, such as Body adornment and clothing,Oral tradition,and Writing systems. The preface indicates that many of the original articles have been adapted and updated and that a substantial amount of new information has been added on North Africa. In an effort to make the resource user-friendly, time lines, sidebars, and definitions now appear in margins next to related text; and individual country entries include quick reference fact boxes. Each volume has an eight-page color photo-essay: "People and Culture" in the first volume, followed by "The Land and Its History," "Art and Architecture," and "Daily Life" in subsequent volumes. Additional black-and-white photographs and more than 50 maps are also offered. Despite these enhancements, the work retains a scholarly mien. Although articles range from a few paragraphs to several pages, dense blocks of text with an encyclopedic style of writing may prove daunting to younger researchers. Subjects are covered in depth and include discussions on adult topics such as female circumcision and various cultural attitudes toward homosexuality. Comparable in scope and level to Willie F. Page's Encyclopedia of African History and Culture[RBB Ja 1 & 15 02], this offering will be more accessible to researchers because of its straight alphabetical arrangement (African History and Cultureis arranged chronologically and then alphabetically). Africa: An Encyclopedia for Studentsshould be seriously considered by high-school, undergraduate, and public library collections that do not own the parent set. RBB.


Table of Contents

List of Maps
Volume 1 Algeriap. 18
Angolap. 26
Archaeology of North and West Africap. 43
Archaeology of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africap. 49
Beninp. 80
Botswanap. 91
Burkina Fasop. 98
Burundip. 104
Cameroonp. 115
Central African Republicp. 123
Colonialism in Africap. 152
Congo (Kinshasa)p. 173
Volume 2 Egyptp. 15
Ethiopiap. 29
Gabonp. 79
Ghanap. 93
Guineap. 107
Origins of Modern Humansp. 143
Ivory Coastp. 167
Kenyap. 179
Volume 3 Liberiap. 8
Libyap. 12
Madagascarp. 37
Malawip. 47
Malip. 51
Mauritaniap. 70
Minerals and Metalsp. 77
Moroccop. 91
Mozambiquep. 97
Namibiap. 121
Nigerp. 133
Nigeriap. 138
Nile Riverp. 147
Trade Routes and Technologyp. 154
Rwandap. 216
Volume 4 Senegalp. 12
Sierra Leonep. 22
Slaveryp. 28
Somaliap. 41
South Africap. 47
Sudanp. 65
Sudanic Empires 1200-1600p. 72
Tanzaniap. 82
Togop. 93
Transportationp. 107
Early European Travel and Explorationp. 112
Tunisiap. 122
Ugandap. 128
National Parks and Wildlife Game Preservesp. 147
World War IIp. 157
Zambiap. 163
Zimbabwep. 170
Color Plates
Volume 1 Peoples and Cultures
Volume 2 The Land and Its History
Volume 3 Art and Architecture
Volume 4 Daily Life
Volume 1 Preface
A Time Line of Africa
Abidjan
Accra
Achebe, Chinua
Addis Ababa
Africa, Study of
Afrikaner Republics
Age and Aging
Agriculture
AIDS
Akan Region
Aksum
Alexandria
Algeria
Algiers
Amhara
Amin Dada, Idi
Angola
Animals, Domestic
Annan, Kofi
Antananarivo
Apartheid
Arabs in Africa
Archaeology and Prehistory
Architecture
Art
Asante
Asantewa, Yaa
Askiya Muhammad I
Asma'u, Nana
Atlas Mountains
Azikiwe, Benjamin Nnamdi
Bambara
Banda, Ngwazi Hastings Kamuzu
Bantu Peoples
Barghash ibn Sa'id
Barth, Heinrich
Bello, Ahmadu
Ben Bella, Ahmed
Benin
Benin City
Berbers
Beti, Mongo
Biko, Steve
Blyden, Edward Wilmot
Body Adornment and Clothing
Bokassa, Jean-Bedel
Bornu
Botswana
Boumedienne, Houari
Boundaries in Africa
Bourguiba, Habib
Braide, Garrick Sokari
Brazzaville
Brink, Andre
Burkina Faso
Burton, Sir Richard Francis
Burundi
Busia, Kofi A.
Cabinda
Cabral, Amilcar Lopes
Cairo
Calendars and Time
Camara Laye
Cameroon
Canary Islands
Cape Coloured People
Cape Town
Cape Verde
Carthage
Central African Federation
Central African Republic
Cetshwayo
Chad
Childhood and Adolescence
Chilembwe, John
Chinese in Africa
Christianity in Africa
Cinema
Cities and Urbanization
Class Structure and Caste
Cleopatra
Climate
Coetzee, J. M.
Colenso, John William
Colonialism in Africa
Comoro Islands
Conakry
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Kinshasa)
Congo River
Copts
Correia, Mae Aurelia
Crafts
Creoles
Crowther, Samuel Ajayi
Dakar
Dance
Dar es Salaam
Death, Mourning, and Ancestors
De Klerk, Frederik Willem
Deserts and Drought
Development, Economic and Social
Diagne, Blaise
Diaspora, African
Dingiswayo
Diop, Alioune
Diop, Cheikh Anta
Diseases
Divination and Oracles
Djibouti
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Eboue, Adolphe-Felix-Sylvestre
Economic History
Index
Volume 2 A Time Line of Africa
Ecosystems
Education
Egypt, Ancient
Egypt, Modern
Ekwensi, Cyprian
Emin Pasha
Energy and Energy Resources
Equatorial Guinea
Equiano, Olaudah
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox Church
Ethnic Groups and Identity
Ethnic Groups and Peoples
European Communities
Family
Fanon, Frantz
Fasiladas
Festivals and Carnivals
Fishing
Food and Drink
Forests and Forestry
Freetown
French Equatorial Africa
French West Africa
Fugard, Athol
Fulani
Gabon
Galawdewos
Gama, Vasco da
Gambia, The
Garvey, Marcus Mosiah
Gender Roles and Sexuality
Genocide and Violence
Ghana
Gikuyu
Global Politics and Africa
Gordimer, Nadine
Gordon, Charles George
Government and Political Systems
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haile Selassie I
Harare
Hassan II
Hausa
Head, Bessie
Healing and Medicine
Health Care
Herero
History of Africa
Horton, James Africanus
Houphouet-Boigny, Felix
Houses and Housing
Human Rights
Humans, Early
Hunger and Famine
Hunting and Gathering
Ibadan
Ibn Battuta
Igbo
Independence Movements
Indian Communities
Initiation Rites
Irrigation and Flood Control
Islam in Africa
Ivory Coast
Ivory Trade
Johannesburg
Johnson, Samuel
Judaism in Africa
Kabarega
Kadalie, Clements
Kagwa, Apolo
Kalahari Desert
Kanemi, Muhammad al-Amin al-
Kaunda, Kenneth
Kenya
Kenyatta, Jomo
Khama III and Seretse Khama
Khartoum
Khoisan
Kimbangu, Simon
Kimpa Vita
Kings and Kingship
Kingsley, Mary Henrietta
Kinshasa
Kinship
Kongo
Kourouma, Ahmadou
Kruger, Paul
La Guma, Alex
Labor
Lagos
Land Ownership
Languages
Laws and Legal Systems
Index
Volume 3 A Time Line of Africa
Leakey Family
Lebanese Communities
Lenshina, Alice
Leo Africanus
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Literacy
Literature
Livestock Grazing
Livingstone, David
Lobengula
Lugard, Frederick John Dealtry
Lumumba, Patrice Emery
Luo
Lusaka
Lutuli (Luthuli), Albert
Maasai
Macaulay, Herbert Samuel Heelas
Machel, Samora Moises
Madagascar
Maghreb
Mahdi, al-
Maherero, Samuel
Mahfouz, Naguib
Maji Maji
Malawi
Mali
Mami Wata
Mandela, Nelson
Mansa Musa
Mansur, al-
Maps and Mapmaking
Maranke, John
Markets
Marriage Systems
Masks and Masquerades
Mau Mau
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mboya, Tom
Mengistu Haile Mariam
Menilek II
Meroe
Minerals and Mining
Missions and Missionaries
Mobutu Sese Seko
Mogadishu
Moi, Daniel arap
Mondlane, Eduardo Chivambo
Money and Banking
Morocco
Moshoeshoe I
Mossi
Mozambique
Mubarak, Hosni
Mugabe, Robert
Muhammad V
Museveni, Yoweri
Music and Song
Musical Instruments
Mutapa
Mutesa II, Frederick
Mvemba Nzinga
Mythology
Mzilikazi
Nairobi
Namibia
Nasser, Gamal Abdel
Nationalism
Ndebele
Negritude
Neocolonialism
Neto, Augustinho
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Niger
Niger River and Delta
Nigeria
Nile River and Delta
Nkrumah, Kwame
Nongqawuse
North Africa: Geography and Population
North Africa: History and Cultures
Nubia
Nujoma, Samuel Shafiishuna
Number Systems
Nwapa, Flora
Nyerere, Julius Kambarage
Obote, Milton
Olympio, Sylvanus Epiphanio
Oral Tradition
Organization of African Unity
Osei Tutu
Paton, Alan
Peasantry and Land Settlement
Pereira, Aristides Maria
Pests and Pest Control
Pharaohs
Photography
Plaatje, Sol
Plantation Systems
Plants: Varieties and Uses
Popular Culture
Population
Prempeh, Agyeman
Prophetic Movements
Proverbs and Riddles
Publishing
Pygmies
Pyramids
Qaddafi, Muammar al-
Quaque, Philip
Queens and Queen Mothers
Radama I
Radio and Television
Ranavalona, Mada
Rawlings, Jerry
Refugees
Religion and Ritual
Reunion
Rhodes, Cecil John
Rock Art
Roman Africa
Rwanda
Index
Volume 4 A Time Line of Africa
Sadat, Anwar
Sahara Desert
Sahel
Sa'id ibn Sultan
Saint Helena
Samba, Cheri
Sao Tome and Principe
Sarbah, John Mensah
Schreiner, Olive
Secret Societies
Sembene, Ousmane
Senegal
Senghor, Leopold Sedar
Seychelles
Shaaban Robert
Shaka Zulu
Shembe, Isaiah
Shona
Sierra Leone
Slave Trade
Slavery
Smuts, Jan Christiaan
Sobhuza I and II
Somalia
South Africa
Southern Africa, History
Soyinka, Wole
Spirit Possession
Sports and Recreation
Stanley, Henry Morton
Sudan
Sudanic Empires of Western Africa
Suez Canal
Sufism
Sundjata Keita
Sunni Ali
Susenyos
Swahili
Swaziland
Taboo and Sin
Tafawa Balewa, Abubakar
Tanzania
Tewodros
Theater
Thuku, Harry
Timbuktu
Tinabu, Madame
Tippu Tip
Togo
Tombalbaye, Francois-Ngarta
Toure, Samori
Toure, Sekou
Tourism
Trade
Transportation
Travel and Exploration
Tribalism
Tshombe, Moise Kapenda
Tuareg
Tubman, William Vacanarat Shadrach
Tunisia
Tutu, Desmond Mpilo
Tutuola, Amos
Uganda
Umar ibn Sa'id Tal
Unions and Trade Associations
United Nations in Africa
Uthman dan Fodio
Van Riebeeck, Jan
Verwoerd, Hendrik Frensch
Vodun
Warfare
West African Trading Settlements
Western Sahara
Wildlife and Game Parks
Witbooi, Hendrik
Witchcraft and Sorcery
Wolof
Women in Africa
World Wars I and II
Writing Systems
Xhosa
Yoruba
Zambezi River
Zambia
Zanzibar
Zara Ya'iqob
Zimbabwe
Zulu
Suggested Readings
Photo Credits
Index

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