Africa in World History: From Prehistory to the Present
Rather than the typical treatment of isolation, this comprehensive survey provides a view of African history in the wider context of World History. ... Show synopsis Rather than the typical treatment of isolation, this comprehensive survey provides a view of African history in the wider context of World History. The volume illustrates how Africans have influenced regions beyond the continent's borders, how they have been influenced from outside, and how internal African developments can be compared and contrasted to those elsewhere in the world. Identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African History, this volume encourages readers to address many oversimplified myths regarding the continent and its people. Topics include Africa and human origins, the geography and environment, north and northeast Africa in early world history, migrations, technology and culture in ancient Africa, the early Christian world, the spread of Islam, slavery and the creation of the Atlantic world, colonialism and Africa resistance, modern Africa in the global industrial economy, political change in the time of colonialism, African culture in the modern world, politics in the era of decolonization and independence and contemporary Africa. For individuals interested in a comprehensive and contemporary survey of African History.