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Atlas of African History, the Penguin: Revised Edition (Penguin Reference Books)

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Now newly revised, this invaluable reference work provides a succinct account of the development of African society from the first appearance of man to the complex polity of today. Kingdoms and Empires are only part of the story. The atlas covers the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of African languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger, and the search for 'the fountains of the Nile'. Gold and ivory lure traders from far away; Christendom and Islam compete for African attention. Names from the distant past become nation-states with aspirations appropriate to the modern world. Using the formula successfully established in his previous historical atlases, Colin McEvedy outlines this progress with the aid of sixty maps and a clear, concise text. Though his synthesis will be especially useful to those involved in the teaching of African history, its broad perspectives will undoubtedly appeal also to the general reader.

Synopsis:

This reference work provides an account of the development of African society from the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of today. It covers the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of African languages, and the first explorations of the continent.

About the Author

Colin McEvedy is the author of the companion volumes The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History and The Penguin Atlas of North American History.

Table of Contents

Introduction

175 Million Years Ago

50 Million Years Ago

3 Million Years Ago

2 Million Years Ago

0.5 Million Years Ago

40,000 BC

8000 BC

2750 BC

1250 BC

660 BC

500 BC

202 BC

AD 1

AD 200

AD 200: Population

AD 200: The Classical Geographer's View of Africa

AD 500

AD 650

AD 750

AD 900

AD 975

AD 1055

AD 1100

AD 1200

AD 1300

AD 1350

AD 1350: The Medieval Geographer's View of Africa

AD 1325-53: The Travels of Ibn Battuta

AD 1400

AD 1460

AD 1475

AD 1482-8: The Portuguese Voyages

AD 1497-8: Vasco da Gama's Voyage to India

AD 1540

AD 1575

AD 1600

AD 1600: Population and Trade Routes

AD 1660

AD 1700

AD 1750

AD 1800

AD 1800: Population

AD 1800: The European Geographer's View of Africa

AD 1830

AD 1840

AD 1856

AD 1856: The European View of Africa

AD 1860-73: European Exploration of the East African Lakes

AD 1878

AD 1885

AD 1890

AD 1900

AD 1914

AD 1925

AD 1950

AD 1960

AD 1970

AD 1980

AD 1994

Population in AD 1994

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140513219
Author:
McEvedy, Collin
Author:
McEvedy, Colin
Author:
McEvedy, Collin
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
History
Subject:
Atlases - Historical
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Africa Historical geography Maps.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Travel-Atlases
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1995
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Hist Atlas
Series Volume:
131
Publication Date:
March 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.28x5.86x.33 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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