Ancient Civilizations of Africa

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G. Mokhtar, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
University of California Press, Jan 1, 1981 - Africa - 804 pages
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Deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some 9,000 years of history has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones, following the pattern of African historical research. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the corridor of the Nile, Egypt and Nubia. Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to 20 describe the part of Africa later called the Magrhib and its Saharan hinterland. Chapters 21 to 29, the rest of Africa as well as some of the islands of the Indian Ocean.--Publisher's description
  

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Contents

Introduction i
19
G MOKHTAR with the collaboration of J Vercoutter
27
Report of the symposium on The Peopling
58
Pharaonic Egypt
84
society economy and culture
112
Egypts relations with the rest of Africa
136
The legacy of Pharaonic Egypt
155
Egypt in the hellenistic era
184
Christian Aksum
401
The protoBerbers
423
The Carthaginian period
441
The Roman and postRoman period in North Africa
465
The Sahara in classical antiquity
514
Introduction to the later prehistory of subSaharan Africa
533
The East African coast and its role in maritime trade
551
East Africa before the seventh century
568

Egypt under Roman domination
208
a link between Central Africa and
226
Nubia before Napata 3100 to 750
245
Napata and Meroe
278
The civilization of Napata and Meroe
298
The spreading of Christianity in Nubia
326
PreAksumite culture
341
The civilization of Aksum from the first to the seventh century
362
political system economics and culture first to fourth
381
West Africa before the seventh century
593
Central Africa
620
hunters and foodgatherers
639
The beginnings of the iron age in southern Africa
671
Madagascar
693
The societies of Africa south of the Sahara in
718
Conclusion
732
Indexes
786
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