ISBN 9789966846150
Pages 320
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1991
Publisher University of Nairobi Press, Kenya
Format Paperback

An Introduction to African History

by Mattias A. Ogutu, Simon S. Kenyanchui

Breaking new ground in African historiography, the authors cover the period from pre-historic times to post independent Africa. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the reconstruction throws light on the economic, social and political activities of African societies before and after colonisation; and the rich African civilisations which were inward as well as outward looking. It is demonstrated that Africans were influenced by Christianity and Islam long before colonialism, and that Africa interacted with the Europeans and people from Asia in the field of trade over a long period. Sixteen chapters are prefaced by a full synopsis of the sources of African history.

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