The History of a Continent 2nd Revised edition
By (author) John Iliffe
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Africans by John Iliffe
Book DescriptionIn a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDS epidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival. In the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations, however, the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. Africans: The History of a Continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to their earliest human ancestors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521682978
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Iliffe
Tanganyika Under German Rule 1905-1912, Paperback (January 2009)
Written in the light of current reappraisal of African history, the book gives valuable insight into African initiatives during the early years of European rule.
Africans, Hardback (August 2007)
A vast and all-embracing history of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the aids epidemic.
Honour in African History, Paperback (December 2004)
This is the first published account of the role of honour in African history.
East African Doctors, Hardback (August 1998)» View all books by John Iliffe
This 1998 book is a history of Africans as modern doctors based on extensive research in East Africa.
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Author Biography - John Iliffe
John Iliffe is Professor of African History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St. John's College. He is the author of several books on Africa, including A Modern History of Tanganyika (Cambridge, 1979) and The African Poor: A History (Cambridge, 1988), which was awarded the Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association of the United States.
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