Africa and the Africans in the Nineteenth Century: A Turbulent History: A Turbulent History
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Africa and the Africans in the Nineteenth Century: A Turbulent History: A Turbulent History

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ISBN-13:
9780765616975
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.04.2009
Seiten:
312
Autor:
Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch
Gewicht:
443 g
Format:
226x151x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

List of Tables, Figures, and Maps; Preface; Introduction; Note on the Transcription of Proper Nouns; 1. People and Their Environment: Africa's Climate and Demography; 2. Political and Warlike Islam: The Maghreb and West Africa Before the Colonial Conquest; 3. Political and Merchant Islam: East Africa; 4. Animism's Resistance. Openness and Introversion: Central-Western Africa; 5. The Meeting of Cultures: Southern Africa; 6. Colonial Intervention; 7. The Century's Innovations; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Chronology; Index; About the Author.
Most histories seek to understand modern Africa as a troubled outcome of nineteenth century European colonialism, but that is only a small part of the story. This work presents the history of Africa in the nineteenth century from the perspective of Africans themselves rather than the European powers.