Africa in the World: Past and Present : a Museum History
The history of Africa is most simply defined by its relationships with other parts of the world. These relationships have shaped Africa itself and determined its place in the modern world. The book explores the first African kingdoms of Egypt, the influence of the ancient Mediterranean, the role of Islam in medieval Africa, the influence of Asia, and, more recently, the impact of European colonisation, the slave trade and the birth of globalisation. What we choose to look at, and the way in which we react to other cultures, is coloured by our own cultural identity. These reactions come into play when we construct a notion of a continent or culture. In dealing with themes such as the legacy of slavery, the popularity of African art, and the Africa diaspora, the author encourages the reader to consider the possible preconceptions that come with one's own cultural heritage.
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AFRICA IN THE WORLD
AFRICAS FIRST KINGDOMS
AFRICA AND THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN
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0ceania 8c Americas 16th century 1st century bc 8c Modern Europe African art African coasts Amencas Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt 8c Arab artefacts artists Asante Atlantic slave trade Bantu became Benin Berber Black Bntain Bntish brass British Museum centre centunes century Berbers Chnstian Chnstianity Christian civil civilisation Coins 8c Medals colonial Congo conquest continent contnbuted controlling trade countnes countries culture developed dunng early 19th century east Afnca Egypt 8c Sudan Egyptian Ethiopia European export Ghana gold Greek 8c Roman guns herders independent Indian 0cean inland invaded invasion Islam ivory king kingdom Kongo Kush Kushites labour late 18th Late 1st century Lower Nubia lslamic Mali empire Mamluk manufactured Medieval 8c Modern Mediterranean Meroe Morocco Muslim Nigena Nigeria north Afnca northem Pan-Afncan Phoenicians plantation Portuguese pottery religion rule rulers Sahara sculpture slavery Songai southwest Asia Sudanic region Swahili tnbute Upper Nubia wealth west Africa Yoruba Zimbabwe