African History: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | April 15, 2007

byJohn Parker, Richard Rathbone

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Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustratedwith a range of fascinating historical examples, drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent.

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Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current thinking about Africa's history are illustratedwith a range of fascinating historical exam...

John Parker teaches African history at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He specializes in the history of Ghana and is the author of iMaking the Town: Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Accra/i (2000) and (with Jean Allman) iTongnaab: The History of a West African God/i (2005). He is currently resea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.39 inPublished:April 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192802488

ISBN - 13:9780192802484

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Table of Contents

1. The idea of Africa2. Africans: diversity and unity3. Africa's past: historical sources4. Africa in the world5. Colonialism in Africa6. Imagining the future, rebuilding the past7. Memory and forgetting, past and present