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Title:
General history of Africa
Author:
Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa.
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
General Note:
"First published 1981 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ... Paris."

Includes bibliographies and indexes.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. Methodology and African prehistory / editor, J. Ki-Zerbo -- 2. Ancient civilizations of Africa / editor, G. Mokhtar
ISBN:
9780435948078

9780435948054

9780435948085

9780435948061

9780520039124

9780520039131
Format :
Book

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DT20 .G45 V. 2 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.


Author Notes

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1946 UNESCO was created in 1946 to promote world peace by focusing on the areas of culture and communication, education, natural sciences, and social and human sciences. This is an agency of the United Nations and works closely with them and other intergovernmental organizations. They focus their activities towards three groups: women, African countries, and underdeveloped countries. Their programs include achieving education for everyone, establishing peace through education, promoting a free flow of information between countries, protecting natural and cultural heritage, and supporting the expression of cultural identities.

UNESCO has representatives from 181 member states that are the decision making body of the General Conference. The Executive Board has representatives from 51 member states and meets twice and year. In between the sessions of the Executive Board, the General Conference supervises the execution of their 2-year programs. The programs are executed the Secretariat, which is headed by the Director General. The Director General is appointed for a six-year term.

(Bowker Author Biography)