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Problems in African History: The Precolonial Centuries / Edition 2

Problems in African History: The Precolonial Centuries / Edition 2

by Robert O. Collins
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This updated and expanded new collection covers the major problems in the field, incorporating classic texts, the newest research, and recent controversies about the origins of African history and Africa’s contributions to non-Western world history. The themes presented include: • Africa and Egypt • African States and Trade • Islam and Africa • The Role of Women in African States and Societies • Slavery in Africa and the Formation of Global African Diasporas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558763609
Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/03/2010
Edition description: Updated and Expanded
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 666,923
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents


Problem I. Africa and Egypt

Sanders: The Hamitic Hypothesis: Its Origin in Time

Posnansky: Kingship, Archaeology, and Historical Myth

Diop: The African Origins of Western Civilization

Mauny: A Review of Diop

Bernal: Black Athena

Rogers: Black Athena Revisited

Suggested Readings

Problem II. Bantu Origins and Migration

Johnston: Bantu Languages

Guthrie: Some Developments in the Prehistory of the Bantu


Greenberg: The Languages of Africa

Flight: Trees and Traps

Spear: Bantu Migrations

Suggested Readings

Problem III. African Trade and States

Omer-Cooper: The Zulu Aftermath

Wrigley: State Formation in Uganda

Vansina: Kingdoms of the Savanna

Reefe: The Luba-Lunda Empire

Beach: The Rise of the Zimbabwe State

Jones: Trading States of the Oil Rivers

Suggested Readings

Problem IV. Islam in Africa

Hiskett: The Sword of Truth

Smith: The Jihad of Shehu Dan Fodio

Junaid: 19th Century Reforms in Hausaland

Waterman: The Jihad in Hausaland

Suggested Readings

Problem V. Women in African Societies

Thornton: Sexual Demography

Meillassoux: Female Slavery

Klein: Women in Slavery in the Western Sudan

Brooks: The Signares: Entrepreneurial African Women

Berger: Women as Spirit Mediums in East Africa

Musisi: Women and State Formation in Buganda

Oyewumi: Inventing Gender: Questioning Gender

in Precolonial Yorubaland

Suggested Readings

Problem VI. Slavery in Africa

Rodney: African Slavery on the Upper Guinea Coast

Fage: Slavery in West African History

Meirs and Kopytoff: Slavery in Africa

Lovejoy: Transformations in Slavery

Kopytoff: Commentary on Paul Lovejoy

Collins: The Asian Slave Trade

Suggested Readings


Topographic Map of Africa xvii

Languages of the African Peoples

Bantu Classification

Diffusion of the Bantu Languages

Representative States of Precolonial Africa

Islam in West Africa


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