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History of Africa offers a richly illustrated introduction to the history of the entire continent, from earliest times right up to the present day. The third edition has been revised and updated in the light of recent research and provides more coverage of modern Africa. This successful text is now supported by a companion website. History of Africa,third edition: offers a wealth of specially-drawn maps and carefully chosen photographs, a number of which are new for this edition takes a deliberately African viewpoint of the European involvement in Africa provides a carefully constructed examination of the colonial period and the problems of post-colonial Africa presents expanded coverage of modern Africa with more on issues such as economic concerns, globalization, international organisations, climate change, HIV/AIDS, and the role of China opens with a new Introduction which includes a helpful historiographical overview features a companion website containing additional critical material on key subjects and a range of resources to enhance the learning experience. Eminently clear and approachable, History of Africa remains the essential text for anyone with an interest in this remarkable continent and its fascinating past.
KEVIN SHILLINGTON is an independent scholar. He trained history teachers at the University of Botswana in the 1980s and his years of teaching experience in Africa have included African History at secondary school and university level. He holds an MA and PhD in African History from the University of London and is the author of many books on African history. He is also editor of the Encyclopaedia of African History (2004).
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Praise for the third edition: 'History of Africa provides extraordinary coverage of the basic history of the entire continent of Africa in a way that is accessible for new students.' - Timothy Cleaveland, University of Georgia, USA
'The readability of the book, the valuable maps and illustrations, and the coverage of the precolonial period as well as more modern eras, make this textbook the best on the market.' - David Chappell, University of Hawaii, USA
'This new edition maintains Shillington's position as an expert who is adept at providing readers with an engaging and intricate portrait of Africa's past. . . A master of the material, Shillington presents a volume that flows and informs. History of Africa is a compelling narrative of change over time on the continent. . . There is an effective incorporation of new evidence in this edition that enhances our understanding of African history.' - Elizabeth MacGonagle, University of Kansas, USA
'Shillington's work is an excellent introduction for students who are new to African history.' - Miles Larmer, University of Sheffield, UK
Praise for previous editions: 'Shillington's coverage is comprehensive, his presentation clear, and his content well up to date with the latest research.'- J.B.Peires, University of Transkei (now Walter Sisulu University), South Africa
'...a work with many virtues...stylistic lucidity, profusion of clear maps and excellent illustrations.' – International Journal of African Historical Studies