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4. Africa in the world

4. Africa in the world  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0004
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How does the history of Africa's past fit into that of the rest of the world? Has Africa's history been determined by internal forces or by those from abroad? ‘Africa in the world’ looks at ... More
3. Africa’s past: historical sources

3. Africa’s past: historical sources  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0003
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Historians of Africa face many of the same challenges as historians of other geographical areas. ‘Africa's past: historical sources’ shows how historians of Africa have been pioneers in the ... More
2. Africans: diversity and unity

2. Africans: diversity and unity  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0002
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Shifting perceptions of Africa, as well as scholarly debates about the meaning of those perceptions, are about the people. ‘Africans: diversity and unity’ considers the meaning of the term ... More
5. Colonialism in Africa

5. Colonialism in Africa  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0005
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9780192802484
The period of colonial rule in Africa came late and did not last very long. Africa was conquered by European imperial powers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By the 1960s, it was ... More
1. The idea of Africa

1. The idea of Africa  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0001
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9780192802484
Africa is a place, a people, and a past. ‘The idea of Africa’ considers the sheer scale of both the past and place of what we call ‘Africa’ and relates it to how the history of the region ... More
6. Imagining the future, rebuilding the past

6. Imagining the future, rebuilding the past  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0006
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The 1950s and 1960s saw dramatic change in Africa. By the mid-1950s, all of North Africa except Algeria was independent and by the mid-1960s most of tropical Africa had followed. ‘Imagining ... More
7. Memory and forgetting, past and present

7. Memory and forgetting, past and present  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0007
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The notion of African history is only just over half a century old. Before then there was little or no scholarly engagement in the history of the continent. ‘Memory and forgetting, past and ... More

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