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The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor

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The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor - Meredith, Martin
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Africa has been coveted for its riches ever since the era of the Pharaohs. In past centuries, it was the lure of gold, ivory, and slaves that drew fortune-seekers, merchant-adventurers, and conquerors from afar. In modern times, the focus of attention is on oil, diamonds, and other valuable minerals. Land was another prize. The Romans relied on their colonies in northern Africa for vital grain shipments to feed the population of Rome. Arab invaders followed in their wake, eventually colonizing the entire region. More ...

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The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor 2016, PublicAffairs

ISBN-13: 9781610396356

Trade paperback

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor 2014, PublicAffairs, New York

ISBN-13: 9781610394598

Hardcover