Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

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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
23
Population movements and emergence of new sociopolitical forms
46
the export slave trade from Africa and
74
The African diaspora in the Old and New Worlds
113
The Ottoman conquest of Egypt
137
The Sudan 15001800
170
Morocco
200
the Ottomans and their heirs
233
From the Cameroon grasslands to the Upper Nile
515
The Kongo kingdom and its neighbours
546
its emergence
588
The northern ZambeziaLake Malawi region
608
Southern Zambezia
640
Southern Africa
683
The Horn of Africa
703
the coast
750

evolution
262
The end of the Songhay empire
300
From the Niger to the Volta
327
The states and cultures of the Upper Guinean coast
368
The states and cultures of the Lower Guinean coast
399
the Niger delta and the Cameroon
434
The Hausa states
453
its relations with the Mediterranean Sea Bagirmi
492
The Great Lakes region 15001800
776
the peoples of Kenya and Tanzania
828
Madagascar and the islands of the Indian Ocean
849
Biographies of Authors
908
Glossary
963
Index
989
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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.

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