African Kingdoms

African Kingdoms None

  • Title: African Kingdoms
  • Author: Basil Davidson
  • ISBN: 9780809403714
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
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      Published :2018-04-10T03:39:47+00:00

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    1. Galicius

      This book just came my way. I am well aware this is old information for 21st Century but I am uninformed about the ancient history of Africa (except perhaps Egypt) and that is what this is mostly about. I have followed the hard news about Africa over the recent decades including accounts of travelers and this is not what I want to improve my knowledge on here.Much bad news is coming from Africa in the recent decades, and in 2017 even weekly. These actually seem worse and on a grander scale than [...]

    2. Dale

      Strong history, only limited by the fact that the book itself is practically an antiqueAt the time of this review, this book is 41 years old. It was published in 1966 by Time-Life books as part of a series of books entitled "The Great Ages of Man."Of course, several of the photos of contemporary Africa are now hopelessly outdated (but you can choose to look at the book itself as a piece of history and look at those pictures as photographic evidence of historical Africa) and any references to con [...]

    3. Kevin

      This belongs to that glorious Time-Life series of books from the mid-'60s called the Great Ages of Man. It is a good place to start for the beginner who wants to get a basic grasp of African history and culture. African Kingdoms definitely does a good job at giving the reader a good strong impression of African life, particularly in the pre-colonial era (although the last chapter does touch on colonialism). Unfortunately, it only gives you an impression without a lot of the details you might wan [...]

    4. Oliver Brackenbury

      I read this partly as research for a project, partly out of curiosity as to how incandescent the period racism of a 1967 text on African Kingdoms by a capital W, capital G, White Guy would be.To my surprise, it was actually pretty progressive and took pains to point out the flaws in many traditional ideas about African culture and history - including the perspective that Africa is just one large, monolithic culture, a single country as much as a continent.There were a few rough edges, this still [...]

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