Encyclopedia of Africa: Two-volume set by Henry Louis Gates

Encyclopedia of Africa: Two-volume set

EditorHenry Louis Gates, Kwame Anthony Appiah

Hardcover | March 3, 2010

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The Encyclopedia of Africa presents the most up-to-date and thorough reference on this region of ever-growing importance in world history, politics, and culture. Its core is comprised of the entries focusing on African history and culture from 2005's acclaimed five-volume Africana - nearlytwo-thirds of these 1,300 entries have been updated, revised, and expanded to reflect the most recent scholarship. Organized in an A-Z format, the articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa. There are articles on contemporary nations of sub-Saharan Africa, ethnic groupsfrom various regions of Africa, and European colonial powers. Other examples include Congo River, Ivory trade, Mau Mau rebellion, and Pastoralism. The Encyclopedia of Africa is sure to become the essential resource in the field.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. earned his MA and PhD in English Literature from Clare College at the University of Cambridge, and his B.A. summa cum laude in English literature from Yale University. Before coming to Harvard (where he served as Chair of the African American Studies Department from 1991 to 2006), he taught at Yale, Cornell, an...
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Title:Encyclopedia of Africa: Two-volume setFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1392 pages, 10 × 12.6 × 7.52 inPublished:March 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195337700

ISBN - 13:9780195337709

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