Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

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Bethwell A. Ogot, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
UNESCO, Jan 1, 1992 - Africa - 1045 pages
One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.

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Prof. Bethwell A. Ogot, born in Western Kenya in 1929, has spent all his adult life teaching, writing and educating. He has taught African history at Makerere University in Uganda, and the University of Nairobi, Kenyatta University and Maseno University in Kenya. In addition he was on the UNESCO commission that was charged with writing the history of Africa, and was president of the UNESCO General Assembly. Prof. Ogot has served on numerous local and international organizations and commissions including serving as a member of the East African Legislative Assembly.

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