Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive survey is the first to provide a view of African history in the wider context of World History. The book illustrates how Africans have influenced regions beyond the continent's borders, how they have been influenced from outside, and how internal African developments can be compared and contrasted to those elsewhere in the world. Identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to address the many oversimplified myths regarding the continent and its people.
Table of Contents
PART 1 Africa up to 1500 c.e.
Chapter 1 Africa and Human Origins
Chapter 2 Physical Context of African History: Geography and Environment
Chapter 3 Settled Life: Food Production, Technology and Migrations
Chapter 4 North and Northeast Africa in Early World History
Chapter 5 Africa and the Early Christian World
Chapter 6 North and West Africa and the Spread of Islam
Chapter 7 East Africa and the Advent of Islam
PART 2 Africa Since 1500 C.E.
Chapter 8 Slavery and the Creation of the Atlantic World
Chapter 9 West and West-Central Africa: 1500—1880
Chapter 10 North Africa and the Soudan: 1500—1880
Chapter 11 East Africa, 1500—1850
Chapter 12 Southern Africa, 1500—1870
Chapter 13 Colonialism and African Resistance
Chapter 14 Economic Change in Modern Africa: Forced Integration into the World System
Chapter 15 Political Change in the Time of Colonialism
Chapter 16 African Culture in the Modern World
Chapter 17 Politics in the Era of Decolonization and Independence
Chapter 18 Contemporary Africa