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Ecology Control and Economic Development in East African History (Eastern African Studies)

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This pioneering book was one of the first to place the history of East Africa within the context of the environment. It has been used continuously for student teaching. It is now reissued with an introduction placing it within the debate that has developed on the subject; there is also an updated bibliography.

The book puts people at the centre of events. It thus serves as a modification to nationalist history with its emphasis on leaders. It presents environmental factors that had been underestimated; for instance, it points to the critical importance of the rinderpest outbreak.

Helge Kjekshus provides evidence to suggest that the nineteenth century was a period of relative prosperity with well-developed trade. He questions the view that warfare was pervasive and that the slave trade led to depopulation. He points to a balance between man and the environment.

This book is reissued at the same time as the first publication of Custodians of the Land: Ecology and Culture in the History of Tanzania edited by Gregory Maddox, James I. Giblin and Isaria N. Kimambo. The footnotes in that book point to the importance of the work of Helge Kjekshus.

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First published by Heinemann Educational Books in 1977, this reissue appears with a new introduction and updated bibliography. Kjekshus (formerly, political science, U. of Dar es Salaam) suggests that the 19th century was a period of relative prosperity in East Africa and questions the view that warfare was pervasive and that the slave trade led to depopulation.
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Helge Kjekshus taught Political Science at the University of Dar es Salaam.

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gotchapsbw, August 31, 2008 (view all comments by gotchapsbw)
good works and indeed shows what really happened.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780821411322
Author:
Kjekshus, Helge
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Location:
London :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Conservation
Subject:
Tanzania
Subject:
Ecology -- Africa, East -- History.
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Tanzania Economic conditions To 1964.
Subject:
Ecology -- Tanzania -- History.
Subject:
Economics - General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Eastern African Studies (Paperback)
Series Volume:
99
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
253
Dimensions:
8.54x5.29x.78 in. .70 lbs.

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