Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

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Bethwell A. Ogot
University of California Press, 1999 - 491 стор.
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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African political economic and social structures during this period
13
Population movements and the emergence of new sociopolitical forms
25
the export slave trade from Africa and the
39
The African diaspora in the Old and New Worlds
56
The Ottoman conquest of Egypt
70
The Sudan 15001800
89
Morocco
104
the Ottomans and their heirs
120
From the Cameroon grasslands to the Upper Nile
259
The Kongo kingdom and its neighbours
273
The northern ZambeziaLake Malawi region
300
Southern Zambezia
315
southern Africa 15001800
335
The Horn of Africa
345
the coast
368
The Great Lakes region 15001800
381

The end of the Songhay empire
153
From the Niger to the Volta
166
The states and cultures of the Upper Guinea coast
187
The states and cultures of the Lower Guinea coast
204
the Niger delta and Cameroon
221
The Hausa states
232
its relations with the Mediterranean Sea Bagirmi
248
the peoples of Kenya and Tanzania
407
Madagascar and the islands of the Indian Ocean
418
conclusion
440
Bibliography
447
Glossary
461
Index
480
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