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By Michael Brett

ISBN-10: 1847010636

ISBN-13: 9781847010636

Africa is a giant continent, as huge because the extra liveable components of Europe and Asia prepare. It has a historical past immensely lengthy, but the research of that heritage as a tutorial self-discipline in its personal correct is little greater than fifty years previous. on the grounds that then the topic has grown tremendously, however the query of what this historical past is and the way it's been approached nonetheless should be requested, no longer least to respond to the query of why should still we examine it.

This ebook takes as its topic the final 10,000 years of African historical past, and strains the best way human society at the continent has developed from groups of hunters and gatherers to the advanced populations of this present day. coming near near that background via its numerous dimensions: archaeological, ethnographic, written, scriptural, ecu and modern, it appears at how the heritage of this sort of tremendous area over the sort of size of time has been conceived and awarded, and the way it's to be investigated. the matter itself is old, andan critical a part of the heritage with which it's involved, starting with the altering understanding over the centuries of what Africa can be. Michael Brett hence lines the background of Africa not just at the floor, but additionally within the brain, that allows you to make his personal historic contribution to the debate.

Michael Brett is Emeritus Reader within the heritage of North Africa at SOAS.

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