A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

Description

The second edition of A History of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to provide an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers. The authors employ a thematic approach to their subject, focusing on how the environment has shaped the societies and cultures of the African peoples. The text demonstrates how the geography, climate and geology of Africa influenced the rise of states and empires, the emergence of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the European conquest and the creation of independent African nations. Yet the book maintains a focus on the peoples whose creative energies built unique communities and traditions within the challenging context of the Africa landmass. In the process of reconstructing this continent's rich history, the authors analyze the contentious scholarly debates that have emerged from this field. The book is illustrated with photographs, maps and sidebars that feature the salient points on either side of the debates.


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Details

Author(s)
Robert O. Collins, James M. Burns
Format
Paperback | 412 pages
Dimensions
177 x 253 x 21mm | 700g
Publication date
27 Feb 2017
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations note
35 Maps; 27 Halftones, unspecified
ISBN10
1107628512
ISBN13
9781107628519
Bestsellers rank
1,723,754