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Publisher Comments:

With his focus on precolonial Africa, Christopher Ehret provides in The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800 a remarkably complete and original overview of African history during the long periods sparsely covered in most other general histories of the continent. He examines African inventions and civilizations from 16,000 BCE to 1800 CE from the northern tip of Tunisia to the Cape of Good Hope in the south.<P>Logically organized by topic and era, Ehret's heavily illustrated and easily accessible text reveals the diversity of African history. It explores the wide range of social and cultural as well as technological and economic change in Africa, and it depicts African agricultural, social, political, cultural, technological, and economic history in relation to developments in the rest of the world. Designed to address the glaring lack of texts concentrating on Africa before 1800, this book can be fruitfully combined with histories of Africa since 1800 to build a full and well-rounded understanding of the roles of Africa's people in human history.

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Ehret (history, U. of California) concentrates on the oft-neglected pre-colonial history of the African continent, surveying the rise and fall of civilizations and discussing the cultural artifacts and structures that characterized those civilizations. Chapters are arranged chronologically, with discussions of particular regions grouped together under time periods.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780813920856
Author:
Ehret, Christopher
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Location:
Charlottesville
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Africa Civilization.
Subject:
World History-Africa
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 5J01-04
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.32x7.48x.93 in. 1.88 lbs.

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