UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. II, Abridged Edition: Ancient Africa

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University of California Press, Jun 27, 1990 - History - 420 pages
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Volume II of this acclaimed series is now available in an abridged paperback edition. The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Nubia before Napata 3100 to 750
148
Napata and Meroe
161
The civilization of Napata and Meroe
172
The spreading of Christianity in Nubia
185
PreAxumite culture
192
The civilization of Axum from the first to the seventh century
203
political system economics and culture first to fourth century
214
Introduction to the later prehistory of subSaharan Africa
296
The East African coast and its role in maritime trade
306
East Africa before the seventh century
313
West Africa before the seventh century
325
Central Africa
339
hunters and foodgatherers
351
The beginnings of the Iron Age in southern Africa
362
Madagascar
373

Christian Axum
224
The protoBerbers
236
The Carthaginian period
246
The Roman and postRoman period in North Africa
261
The Sahara in classical antiquity
286
The societies of Africa south of the Sahara in the Early Iron Age
383
Conclusion
390
Bibliography
394
Index
412
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