UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. V, Abridged Edition: Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

by B. A. Ogot

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS | April 20, 1999 | Trade Paperback |

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Volume V of this acclaimed series is now available in an abridged paperback edition. The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa''s contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
This fifth volume of the acclaimed series covers the history of the continent from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the close of the eighteenth century in which two themes emerge: first, the continuing internal evolution of the states and cultures of Africa during this period; second, the increasing involvement of Africa in external trade--with major but unforeseen consequences for the whole world.
In North Africa, we see the Ottomans conquer Egypt. South of the Sahara, some of the larger, older states collapse, and new power bases emerge. Traditional religions continue to coexist with both Christianity (suffering setbacks) and Islam (in the ascendancy). Along the coast, particularly of West Africa, Europeans establish a trading network which, with the development of New World plantation agriculture, becomes the focus of the international slave trade. The immediate consequences of this trade for Africa are explored, and it is argued that the long-term global consequences include the foundation of the present world-economy with all its built-in inequalities.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 508 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: April 20, 1999

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0520067002

ISBN - 13: 9780520067004

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UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. V, Abridged Edition: Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. V, Abridged Edition: Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

by B. A. Ogot

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 508 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: April 20, 1999

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0520067002

ISBN - 13: 9780520067004

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Volume V of this acclaimed series is now available in an abridged paperback edition. The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa''s contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
This fifth volume of the acclaimed series covers the history of the continent from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the close of the eighteenth century in which two themes emerge: first, the continuing internal evolution of the states and cultures of Africa during this period; second, the increasing involvement of Africa in external trade--with major but unforeseen consequences for the whole world.
In North Africa, we see the Ottomans conquer Egypt. South of the Sahara, some of the larger, older states collapse, and new power bases emerge. Traditional religions continue to coexist with both Christianity (suffering setbacks) and Islam (in the ascendancy). Along the coast, particularly of West Africa, Europeans establish a trading network which, with the development of New World plantation agriculture, becomes the focus of the international slave trade. The immediate consequences of this trade for Africa are explored, and it is argued that the long-term global consequences include the foundation of the present world-economy with all its built-in inequalities.

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How did African nations conduct their political, commercial and cultural affairs between the 16th and 18th centuries? What role did the continent play in transnational trade? Editor B.A. Ogot's The UNESCO General History of Africa, Volume V plunges deep into the history of several African states and cultures and reflecta a clear picture of the continent's evolution.

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"One of the most ambitious academic projects to be undertaken in this century."--Lindsay Barrett, "West Africa
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