Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

Передня обкладинка
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.

Відгуки відвідувачів - Написати рецензію

Не знайдено жодних рецензій.

Інші видання - Показати все

Про автора (1992)

Prof. Bethwell A. Ogot, born in Western Kenya in 1929, has spent all his adult life teaching, writing and educating. He has taught African history at Makerere University in Uganda, and the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Maseno University in Kenya. In addition he was on the UNESCO commission that was charged with writing the history of Africa, and was president of the UNESCO General Assembly. Prof. Ogot has served on numerous local and international organizations and commissions including serving as a member of the East African Legislative Assembly.

Бібліографічна інформація