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The Cambridge History of Africa
Volume 4, From c.1600 to c.1790

Richard Gray, ed. 1977. 19 maps, 752 pages

Cambridge History of Africa. Volume 4

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Africa were a period of transition, with the trade in slaves and firearms on the Atlantic coast laying some of the foundations for European colonialism. But for most of the continent, external forces were still of marginal significance. African initiative remained supreme and produced a rich variety of political, social and intellectual innovations. In eight regional chapters the contributors to this volume, all established experts in their field, bring together for the first time these developments as they affected the whole of Africa. A concluding chapter surveys Africa in Europe and the Americas during this period.


List of maps
Introduction Richard Gray

  1. Egypt, Nubia, and the Eastern Deserts Ivan Hrbek
  2. Ethiopia, the Red Sea and the Horn Taddesse Tamrat
  3. The East Coast, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean H. Neville Chittick
  4. The eastern Maghrib and the central Sudan H. J. Fisher
  5. The western Maghrib and Sudan Nehemia Levtzion
  6. Upper and lower guinea J. D. Fage
  7. Central Africa from Cameroun to the Zambezi David Birmingham
  8. Southern Africa David Birmingham, and Shula Mark
  9. The East African interior Roland Oliver

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