9780333599570

History of Africa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780333599570

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    0333599578

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-01
  • Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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Summary

Now fully revised and updated, this classic text offers an illustrated and critical narrative introduction to the history of Africa from earliest times to the present. Beginning with the evolution of mankind itself, the book traces the history of Africa through the millennia of the ancient world to the centuries of medieval and modern Africa. The clear and simple language and the wealth of carefully chosen maps and photos combine to make an essential and accessible text.

Author Biography

Kevin Shillington is currently based in London and works as a freelance historian. He holds an MA and PhD in African History from the University of London and his publications include Jugnauth: Prime Minister of Mauritius (1991) and Ghana and the Rawlings Factor (1992).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
List of Maps ix
Preface xii
Chapter 1 Early prehistory of Africa 1(12)
The 'cradle of humankind'
1(6)
Hunting, fishing and gathering in the Late Stone Age
7(3)
Climate change, adaptation and the ancestry of African languages
10(3)
Chapter 2 Later prehistory: farming and pastoralism in tropical Africa and Ancient Egypt 13(22)
Crop cultivation, domestication and the origins of farming
13(1)
The impact of agriculture
14(2)
The origins of farming and pastoralism in tropical Africa
16(5)
Ancient Egypt
21(14)
Chapter 3 The impact of iron in North and West Africa 35(14)
The spread and impact of early metal-working
35(1)
Origins of iron-working
36(4)
The Iron Age Kingdom of Meroe
40(6)
Iron Age North Africa and early trans-Saharan trade
46(3)
Chapter 4 The Early Iron Age in central, Eastern and Southern Africa 49(12)
Evidence for the spread of iron-working
49(3)
Origins of the Early Iron Age in sub-equatorial Africa
52(1)
The spread of the Early Iron Age
52(5)
The development and organisation of Early Iron Age society
57(4)
Chapter 5 North and North-Eastern Africa to 1000 CE 61(16)
Northern Africa in the Graeco-Roman period
61(4)
The spread of Christianity in Northern Africa
65(2)
The origins and rise of Aksum
67(4)
The Arab invasions: the Nile valley and the Maghrib
71(6)
Chapter 6 Trans-Saharan trade and the kingdom of Ancient Ghana 77(11)
Trans-Saharan trade
77(3)
The kingdom of ancient Ghana
80(6)
Other early West African states and societies
86(2)
Chapter 7 Islam and the Sudanic states of West Africa 88(18)
The Almoravids
88(2)
The Muslim states of North Africa, 1100-1500
90(2)
The empire of Mali
92(6)
The decline of Mali
98(1)
The origins and rise of Songhay
99(5)
The Fulbe (or Fulani)
104(2)
Chapter 8 Eastern Africa to the sixteenth century 106(14)
The Christian kingdom of Ethiopia, 850-1550
106(4)
The Muslim penetration of Ethiopia and Somalia, 850-1550
110(4)
Pastoralists and farmers of the East African interior
114(6)
Chapter 9 Trading towns of the East African coast to the sixteenth century 120(16)
The origins of East African coastal trading society
120(6)
The growth of Swahili trading towns
126(3)
The Portuguese on the East African coast, 1498-1600
129(6)
Madagascar
135(1)
Chapter 10 Later Iron Age states and societies of central and Southern Africa to 1600 136(20)
The emergence of Later Iron Age states North of the Zambezi
137(7)
The development of Later Iron Age communities South of the Zambezi
144(3)
The origins and character of the Great Zimbabwe tradition
147(6)
Cattle-keeping peoples South of the Limpopo
153(3)
Chapter 11 North and North-East Africa to the eighteenth century 156(13)
The Arabisation' of Northern Africa
156(1)
From Fatimid to Mamluk: Egypt before the Ottoman conquest
157(4)
Egypt under Ottoman rule
161(1)
Nubia and the Funj Sultanate
162(1)
Oromo migrations and the kingdom of Ethiopia
163(3)
States of the Maghrib, sixteenth to eighteenth century
166(3)
Chapter 12 The Atlantic slave trade, sixteenth to eighteenth centuries 169(10)
The origins of European maritime trade with West Africa
169(3)
The nature of the slave trade
172(5)
Profit from the slave trade: the European dimension
177(2)
Chapter 13 West African states and societies, to the eighteenth century 179(16)
The fall of the Songhay empire
179(3)
The sultanate of Borno-Kanem
182(2)
The Hausa city-states
184(2)
Wolof kingdoms of Senegambia
186(1)
Kingdoms of the forest: Ife and Benin
186(3)
Oyo and Dahomey, savannah states of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
189(3)
The kingdom of Asante
192(3)
Chapter 14 Central and Eastern Africa to the eighteenth century 195(15)
Farmers, fishers and hunters of the Congo forest
195(1)
West-central Africa in the era of the slave trade
196(3)
Central African empires and the growth of trade
199(5)
The East African interior West of Lake Victoria Nyanza
204(3)
The East African interior East of Lake Victoria Nyanza
207(3)
Chapter 15 Southern Africa to the eighteenth century 210(14)
Southern Africa before 1650
210(1)
The early Cape Colony: white settlement and Khoisan resistance, 1650-1770
210(6)
The Cape–Xhosa wars of the late eighteenth century
216(2)
States and societies of the Southern African interior, 1600-1800
218(6)
Chapter 16 West Africa in the nineteenth century and the ending of the slave trade 224(16)
Islamic jihads in the Western Sudan
224(6)
The ending of the Atlantic slave trade
230(4)
The expansion of 'legitimate commerce'
234(3)
Sierra Leone and Liberia
237(3)
Chapter 17 Central and East Africa in the nineteenth century 240(16)
West-central Africa in the nineteenth century
240(2)
Kingdom of the floodplain
242(2)
The development of long-distance trade in East-central Africa
244(4)
Invasion from the South: the Ngoni
248(1)
The East African slave trade
249(1)
The trade in ivory and slaves in the interior of central Africa
250(5)
Madagascar: the rise of the Merina kingdom
255(1)
Chapter 18 Pre-industrial Southern Africa in the nineteenth century 256(17)
State-building and destruction: the Mficane/Difavne and its effects
256(8)
The British at the Cape
264(3)
The Boer Trek and African resistance
267(4)
Southern Africa in 1870
271(2)
Chapter 19 North and North-East Africa in the nineteenth century 273(15)
The French in North Africa and Algerian resistance
273(3)
Egypt and the Sudan to the Mandist jihad
276(7)
The reunification of Ethiopia
283(5)
Chapter 20 Prelude to empire in tropical Africa 288(13)
Christian missionaries in the pre-colonial era
288(5)
European explorers: the mapping of Africa as a prelude to Empire
293(8)
Chapter 21 The European 'Scramble', colonial conquest and African resistance in East, North-central and West Africa 301(16)
The 'Scramble for Africa'
301(5)
Conquest and resistance
306(11)
Chapter 22 Industrialisation, colonial conquest and African resistance in South-central and Southern Africa 317(15)
The Southern African mineral revolution
317(4)
The British 'Scramble' for South-central Africa
321(5)
Wars of conquest and resistance in Mozambique
326(1)
Conquest and resistance in Namibia
327(2)
The South African War (1899-1902)
329(3)
Chapter 23 Consolidation of empire: the early period of colonial rule 332(16)
Raw materials and markets
332(4)
Peasant production and railways in West Africa
336(2)
Peasant producers, railways and white settlement in British East Africa
338(1)
Rebellion in the German colonies
339(3)
Missionaries, Christianity and early expressions of 'nationalism'
342(2)
The First World War and Africa, 1914-18
344(4)
Chapter 24 Africa between the wars: the high tide of colonial rule 348(18)
The economic impact of colonial rule
348(6)
The nature and impact of colonial administration
354(4)
The spread of Islam in tropical West Africa
358(1)
Education: from pre-colonial tradition to colonial reality
359(2)
African nationalism and protest movements in the inter-war years
361(2)
Segregation, nationalism and protest in South Africa
363(3)
Chapter 25 The Second World War and Africa 366(10)
Fascist aggression and the Second World War in North and North-East Africa
366(5)
The impact of the war on Africa and Africans
371(5)
Chapter 26 The winning of independence (1) 376(18)
Colonial development strategies
376(1)
The winning of independence in British West Africa
377(3)
The winning of independence in French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa
380(3)
The struggle for independence in the Maghrib
383(2)
Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia
385(3)
The winning of independence in British East Africa
388(6)
Chapter 27 The winning of independence (2) 394(23)
Independence in Belgian-ruled central Africa
394(6)
Federation and independence in British central Africa
400(4)
The winning of independence in Portuguese-ruled Africa
404(4)
The winning of independence in Zimbabwe
408(1)
The struggle for freedom in Southern Africa
409(5)
Independence on the islands
414(3)
Chapter 28 Africa since independence (1) 417(14)
The political legacy of colonial rule
417(2)
The economic legacy of underdevelopment and dependency
419(2)
The early drive for economic development
421(3)
The role of the military in African politics
424(3)
Socialism and self-reliance: the Tanzanian course
427(4)
Chapter 29 Africa since independence (2) 431(10)
Drought, debt and development: the dilemmas of the 1980's and 1990's
431(5)
International cooperation and the Organisation of African Unity
436(5)
Chapter 30 Africa and the New Millennium 441(19)
Democratic progress in the 1990's
441(2)
North Africa
443(2)
West Africa
445(4)
Eastern and Central Africa
449(6)
Southern Africa
455(4)
Africa in the new millennium
459(1)
Suggestions for further reading 460(9)
Index 469

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