The Penguin Atlas of African History

The Penguin Atlas of African History This invaluable reference work provides an account of the development of African society from million years ago through the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of the twentieth centu

  • Title: The Penguin Atlas of African History
  • Author: Colin McEvedy
  • ISBN: 9780140513219
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • This invaluable reference work provides an account of the development of African society from 175 million years ago, through the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of the twentieth century Colin McEvedy tracks the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger, and the sThis invaluable reference work provides an account of the development of African society from 175 million years ago, through the first appearance of humans to the complex polity of the twentieth century Colin McEvedy tracks the development of modern man, the differentiation and spread of languages, the first crossings of the Sahara, the exploration of the Niger, and the search for the fountains of the Nile Gold and ivory lure traders from far away Christendom and Islam compete for African attention Names from the distant past become nation states with aspirations appropriate to the modern world With sixty maps and a clear, concise text, this synthesis is especially useful to African studies and history teachers, but is also a fascinating guide for the general reader.

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    2 thoughts on “The Penguin Atlas of African History

    1. Colin McEvedy Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Penguin Atlas of African History book, this is one of the most wanted Colin McEvedy author readers around the world.

    2. تجارة الرقيق غلب عليها طابع العنصرية بقوة في افريقيا وفي تقرير لمنظمة اليونسكو صادر في عام 1987تحدثت عن 210 مليون نسمة بهذه تجارة طبعا هاد اقوى سبب تخلف اقتصادي لعدم وجود ايدى عاملة

    3. موجز وقيم جدا كبداية للباحث وللقارئ العادي على السواء أكثر ما أثارني في الكتاب الحديث عن الحقبة الاستعمارية بداياتها ونهاياتها

    4. This is a fine book as far as it goes: as the author notes in the introduction, he intends it as an outline rather than a reference, although his publisher disagrees.The emphasis here is very much on movement of peoples and the waxing and waning of empires. If you are looking for maps of other key aspects of history, such as distribution of resources, the slave trade, geography, detailed routes of exploration, wars, etc then look elsewhere. Unfortunately, I'm not sure where, because this appears [...]

    5. A history of Africa, from Pangaea to Mandela, as seen from Britain. But for someone who knows little, it is a good, short introduction. Half of it is about Africa BEFORE 1460.

    6. Too short, overly simplistic. But given its size an impressive effort. May be used as point of departure for further reading.

    7. such a big subject. i remember the maps in public school; Africa was mostly red (British empire). and then in history classes soon enough, never mentioned again. in university there were no courses in it. meanwhile, it turned out to be the birth of civilization. this is not so much an atlas as titled, more an outline history, as the author points out. and as such, very useful as an introduction to the continent.

    8. Often treated more as a sick step-child, Africa rarely gets much coverage or broad-view treatment. While somewhat sparser than other atlases in the Colin McEvedy series, this too is full of insight and a decent dollop of his wit. Not so detailed as to overwhelm, it provides a good feel for the continent's history.

    9. كتاب جيد إلى حد ما وان كنت اتمنى ان يهتم كولن مكيفيدي باطلس تاريخ أفريقيا نفس الاهتمام الذي لاقاه أطلس تاريخ أوروبا

    10. McEvedy has complied a synopsis of the history of civilization and cultures for Africa. He traces the rise and fall of African civilizations, some obscure.

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