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by Elizabeth Isichei
Start by marking A History of African Societies to 1870 as Want to Read . Covering all facets of the continent's history with exceptional erudition, Professor Isichei displays immense learning and an exhaustive command of the literature.
Start by marking A History of African Societies to 1870 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The study reflects several emphases in recent scholarship, This detailed exploration of the African past, from prehistory to about 1870, offers an up-to-date complement to the Cambridge History of Africa.
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Isichei's book is also more radical. A second volume, now in preparation, will cover the period from 1870 to 1995. This book attempts a more rounded view of African history than most of the other textbooks on the subject addressed to a (largely) undergraduate level student. Earlier histories have tended to ignore some of the current foci in the scholarly literature on Africa, generally not reflected in the textbooks: these include discussions of topical issues like ecology and gender. Isichei's book is also more radical. Bu kitaba önizleme yap . Kullanıcılar ne diyor?
Isichei insists that hers will be an Africa-centered work, and it i. The regional portions of the book I have a bit more trouble with.
Isichei insists that hers will be an Africa-centered work, and it is. This is one in which the European explorers are hardly mentioned, and Boer history in South Africa gets much less space than does the Khoisan. For the general reader, they are more dense and complex. The lack of integration makes them harder to read and digest. And Isichei's themes tend to get lost.
An exploration of the African past, from prehistory to about 1870. Additional Product Features. Place of Publication. Cambridge University Press.
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by Elizabeth Isichei (Author). That is a welcome contribution to the understanding of Africa and Christianity, a corrective to a history of interpretation that has too often confused them with their "inventions" by the West.
General African History Books. A History of African Societies to 1870. Professor Isichei covers all facets of Africa's past, from prehistory to about 1870. She displays immense learning and an exhaustive command of the literature. Isichei's study reflects several emphases in recent scholarship, focusing on "history seen from below", on changing modes of production, on gender relations and on ecology.