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- DescriptionThe Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, ecomic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and ecomic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.
- Author BiographyJohn Parker teaches African history at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of Making the Town: Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Accra (2000); Tongnaab: The History of a West African God (2005; with Jean Allman); and African History: A Very Short Introduction (2007; with Richard Rathbone). He is currently conducting research on the history of death and the end of life in Ghana. Richard Reid is Professor of the History of Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of several books, including Political Power in Pre-Colonial Buganda (2002), War in Pre-Colonial Eastern Africa (2007), A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the present (2009; 2012), Frontiers of Violence in Northeast Africa (2011), and Warfare in African History (2012). He is the editor of Eritrea's External Relations: Understanding its Regional Role and Foreign Policy (2009), and has written a number of articles on various aspects of violence and liberation struggle in nineteenth- and twentieth-century northeast Africa. His work has focused particularly on the history of warfare and military culture in Africa; now he is researching historical consciousness and culture in Uganda. Professor Reid is also an editor of the Journal of African History.
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication06/10/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleOxford Handbooks in History
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note6 black and white maps
- Width171 mm
- Height246 mm
- Edited byJohn Parker,Richard Reid
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