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Published by Heinemann Educational Books, University of California Press in London, Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa

Subjects:

  • Africa -- History -- To 1498.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementUNESCO International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa ; editor, G. Mokhtar.
SeriesGeneral history of Africa ;, 2
ContributionsMukhtār, Muḥammad Jamāl al-Dīn, 1918-, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT20 .G45 1981 vol. 2, DT25 .G45 1981 vol. 2
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 804 p. :
Number of Pages804
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3823240M
ISBN 100435948059, 0435948067, 0520039130
LC Control Number81133241

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This Is not a lightweight book on the ancient of the countries are covered In detail, but most of It covers , there Is so much Information you still won't feel pictures adorn each chapter and the biography Is history books and hollywood refuse to show the people as they were,- as africans but this one changes that Image/5(11). One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the Nile, Egypt and Nubia: by far the largest part of the book is devoted to the ancient civilization of Egypt because of its pre-eminent place in the early history of. Deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some 9, years of history has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones, following the pattern of African historical research. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the corridor of the Nile, Egypt and Nubia. Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands.

Get this from a library! Ancient civilizations of Africa. [Muḥammad Jamāl al-Dīn Mukhtār; Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa.;] -- Deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some 9, years of history has been sub-divided into four major. The Ancient Nubians: The History of One of the Oldest Civilizations in Africa looks at the history of the group and its influence across the region. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Megiddo like never before, in no time at all/5(16).   Ancient African Civilizations: East. Around the year BC, agriculture arose independently in Ethiopia with crops like coffee, teff, finger millet, sorghum, barley, and ensete. The donkeys also were domesticated independently in the Ethiopian and Somalian region, but the majority of the domesticated animals came there from the regions around Sahel and the Nile.4/5(12). African hominins date from at least 4 million years ago; agriculture, brought from SW Asia, appears to date from the 6th or 5th millennium BC Africa's first great civilization began in Egypt in BC; other ancient centers were Kush and Aksum.

Description: This book examines two ancient African civilizations, Kush and Axum, which were the most highly developed civilizations south of Egypt, but are often overlooked in modern texts. Stanley Burstein has compiled and edited with commentary the most significant Greek . With his focus on precolonial Africa, Christopher Ehret provides in The Civilizations of Africa: A History to a remarkably complete and original overview of African history during the long periods sparsely covered in most other general histories of the continent/5. In his 6-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through. Part of the important UNESCO history of Africa series this book surveys the whole continent of Africa in antiquity. Interesting because most books on antiquity cover only Egypt's influence on Greece and Rome's war with Carthage, but this book goes beyond this and try to due justice to every region of African and also provide more information about this civilization outside of their European /5.