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Title:
The Cambridge history of Africa
Author:
Fage, J. D., editor.
Physical Description:
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780521204132
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Africa were a period of transition, with the trade in slaves and firearms on the Atlantic coast laying some of the foundations for European colonialism. But for most of the continent, external forces were still of marginal significance. African initiative remained supreme and produced a rich variety of political, social and intellectual innovations. In eight regional chapters the contributors to this volume, all established experts in their field, bring together for the first time these developments as they affected the whole of Africa. A concluding chapter surveys Africa in Europe and the Americas during this period.


Table of Contents

List of maps
Preface
Acknowledgements
IntroductionRichard Gray
1 Egypt, the Funj and DarfurP. M. Holt
2 The central Sahara and SudanH. J. Fisher
3 North-West Africa: from the Maghrib to the fringes of the forestNehemia Levtzion
4 The Guinea CoastWalter Rodney
5 Central Africa from Cameroun to the ZambeziDavid Birmingham
6 Southern Africa and MadagascarShula Marks and Richard Gray
7 Eastern AfricaEdward Alpers and Christopher Ehret
8 Ethiopia and the Horn ofAfrica M. Abir
9 Africa in Europe and the AmericasWalter Rodney
Bibliographical essays
Bibliography
Index

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