Encyclopedia of African History: A - G.. 1

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - History - 1824 pages
Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, this A-Z reference examines thehistory of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three-volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope.In nearly 1,100 entries, the Encyclopedia not only examines the well-established topics in African history but also looks at the social, economic, linguistic, anthropological, and political subjects that are being re-evaluated or newly opened for historical analysis by recent research and publication.
 

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Only in the last half of the 20th century was a widespread belief that Africa was a "Dark Continent" without history and frozen in "primitivism" replaced by the research of scholars working in the ... Read full review

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The book helps get an insight into the governance of the 18th century and the years before that. One capturing feature also has to do with the correct spelling of the keywords that represents the indigenous people under focus. An example is the spelling of 'Akyem' which many have been over the years been representing as 'Akim'.
Again there is also the need to recognize the good works of Raymond E. Dumett in the many chronicle works he has on ancient Ghana.
 

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LIST OF ENTRIES AZ
THEMATIC
INTRODUCTION
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA AG
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