Africa Since 1800
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Africa Since 1800 by Roland Oliver
Book DescriptionThis book begins by looking at the peoples of Africa at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and goes on to study the commercial and ideological penetration of Africa by the outside world. The partition and colonisation of Africa by the European powers are discussed, and there is comprehensive discussion of the colonial rule between 1885 and 1960. The last third of the book is concerned with the history of independent Africa during the last years of the twentieth century. The new edition covers events up to the middle of 2003, and takes account of the fresh perspectives brought about by the end of the Cold War and the new global situation following the events of September 11, 2001. It is also concerned with the demographic trends, with the ravages of diseases such as AIDS and malaria, and with the conflicts waged by warlords.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521544740
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roland Oliver
Africa Since 1800, Hardback (February 2005)
The fifth revised edition of this well-known introductory text-book on Africa.
Medieval Africa, 1250-1800, Hardback (August 2001)
A revised edition of The African Middle Ages 1400-1800, ideal for University and college teaching.
African Experience, Paperback (July 2000)
A brilliant survey of African history, now revised to include the events of the 1990s.
In the Realms of Gold, Paperback (November 1997)» View all books by Roland Oliver
The author tells his own story of 50 years in Africa in this history of facets of life, research, and the effects of rule in tropical Africa from World War II to the start of independence. Roland Oliver endeavoured to train Africans to teach in African universities.
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