This authoritative work covers the entire span of human history across the Africa continent from the earliest emergence of hominids in Eastern and Southern Africa to the release of Nelson Mandela in February 1990. African history colonialism general Africa history populatio. Drawing of forty years of teaching and research. Professor Oliver arranges the book thematically, beginning with human colonization of the different regions of Africa, the origins of food production and the formation and diffusion of African languages. The achievement of Ancient Egypt are placed in context with the developments in the rest of the continent and wide-ranging discussion of the spread of Judaism, Christianity and Islam gives the reader a valuable insight into an important facet of African culture. Later chapters discuss the nature of slavery in Africa together with the eternal slave trade and impact of the caravan trade in pre-colonial times. ….. In the concluding chapters of this remarkable survey of African history Professor Oliver guides us through the economic political and social developments which gave rise to the modern African nations.
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