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Published: 01 May 2007

144 Pages | 25 b/w illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192802484

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African History: A Very Short Introduction

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

Very Short Introductions

  • Short concise explanation of African history and historiography.
  • Important themes include the unity and diversity of African cultures, slavery, religion, colonial conquest, the diaspora, and the importance of history in understanding contemporary Africa.
  • Examines questions such as: Who invented the idea of 'Africa'? How is African history pieced together, given such a lack of documentary evidence? How did Africa interact with the world 1,000 years ago?

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