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A History of South and Central Africa By Derek Wilson

A History of South and Central Africa
by Derek Wilson

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This is a history of Africa south of the Congo Forest from about A.D.1000 to the era of the establishment of independent states. Work of contemporary researchers is presented in a simpler form than in most scholarly books thereby reflecting a complete picture of the early history of South and Central Africa.
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A History of South and Central Africa by Derek Wilson

This is a history of Africa south of the Congo Forest from about A.D. 1000 to the era of the establishment of independent modern states. Most textbooks on African history are dominated by modern political boundaries that, of course, have no ethnic or geographical validity. This book is unique in that it treats the whole of Southern Africa as a unit because important historical events such as the Bantu, San and Khoikhoi migrations, long distance trade routes, the Mfecane dispersal and the journeys of white adventurers among others, make a nonsense of categories such as 'South' and 'Central' Africa. The book presents much of the work of contemporary researchers in a simpler form than in other scholarly books thereby reflecting a complete picture of the early history of South and Central Africa. A variety of illustrations that include maps, photographs, drawings and diagrams have been used effectively throughout the book.

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Table of Contents


List of maps; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. Origins of African Societies, 1000-1800: 1. Iron age states (1): the Luba and Lunda empires; 2. Iron age states (2): West Coast states; 3. Iron age states (3): Eastern Central Africa; 4. Iron age states (4): empires and kingdoms between the Limpopo and the Zambezi; 5. Peoples south of the Limpopo; 6. The growth of long-distance trade; Part II. African Societies, 1800-80: 7. New pressures (1): the Mfecane; 8. New pressures (2): the spread of white settlement in the South; 9. New pressures (3): the Afrikaner invasion; 10. New pressures (4): the impact of the Mfecane north of the Limpopo; 11. New pressures (5): commercial expansion in Central Africa; Part III. African and European Societies under Colonial Rule, 1880-1939: 12. The growth of European interest in Africa; 13. Partition and reaction (1): collapse of the great Bantu kingdoms; 14. Partition and reaction (2): the conflict north of the Zambezi; 15. Partition and reaction (3): the Western Region; 16. The British and the Boers: the final reckoning; 17. The period of colonial rule (1): the British sphere; 18. The period of colonial rule (2): the Portuguese sphere; 19. The period of colonial rule (3): the Belgian and German spheres; Part IV. The Re-Emergence of African Societies, 1940-65: 20. Independence (1): the Congo; 21. Independence (2): Zambia, Malawi and Rhodesia; 22. The white-dominated South; Index.

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GOR005015258
A History of South and Central Africa by Derek Wilson
Derek Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1975-05-29
320
052120559X
9780521205597
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