By: COLLINS, ROBERT O. & BURNS, JAMES M.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2007.:
Edition: First Edition (Unstated).
Seller ID: 43378X1
Condition: Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book.
In a trawl through the entire sweep of sub-Saharan history, the authors have written an accessible introduction for students and general readers. The opening chapter on geography and climate frames the discussion, demonstrating how the environment has shaped the societies and cultures of those living in the region. Thereafter they describe the rise of states and empires in the classical period, the slave trade within Africa and beyond to the Americas, and the European conquest. The concluding section focuses on Africa in the twentieth century as it gains independence and searches for a new ide... View More...