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African History v. 1; Western African History

by Robert O. Collins

Part of the African History in Documents Series

African History v. 1; Western African History Synopsis

This volume covers five hundred years of history, beginning with the writings of travelers Ibn Battuta, Leo Africanus, Mungo Park, Heinrich Barth, Ren Caill , and Mary Kingsley, as well as many others. Religious wars are described by chroniclers such as Abd Allah ibn Muhammad and Al-Kanami, Sire Abbas Soh, and Ahmadu Hampate Ba. The trans-Saharan and cross-Atlantic slave trades are a central concern of the book and the French and British colonial periods are also scrutinized. Modern times are examined in the texts of Nnamidi Azikiwe, L opold Senghor, S kou Tour , and Kwame Nkrumah. Special emphasis is placed on original African texts about political traditions, independence movements after WWII, the law, and other themes of social and political history. The African History in Documents series also features: Volume II: Eastern African History Volume III: Central and South African History

Book Information

ISBN: 9781558760158
Publication date: 30th November 1991
Author: Robert O. Collins
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishing Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 252 pages
Categories: African history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Regional studies,

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