A Short History of Africa by Roland Oliver audiobook

A Short History of Africa

By Roland Oliver and J. D. Fage
Read by Ralph Cosham

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
9.49 Hours Unabridged
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During the twentieth century the center of the world shifted. The dramatic alterations in political power have corrected the once prevalent vision of a European-centered world. While the centers of European culture flourished, decayed, and sprouted in turn, empires in Africa rose, ruled, resisted, and succumbed. Much of Africa's past has now been excavated from ignorance and error, revealing a rich and previously little-known human heritage. This classic work draws on the whole range of literature about Africa as well as evidence provided by archaeology, oral traditions, language relationships, and social institutions. It marshals the most authoritative views of African specialists into an absorbing narrative and puts forward original conclusions that take the study of Africa a stage further.

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Summary

Summary

During the twentieth century the center of the world shifted. The dramatic alterations in political power have corrected the once prevalent vision of a European-centered world. While the centers of European culture flourished, decayed, and sprouted in turn, empires in Africa rose, ruled, resisted, and succumbed. Much of Africa's past has now been excavated from ignorance and error, revealing a rich and previously little-known human heritage.

This classic work draws on the whole range of literature about Africa as well as evidence provided by archaeology, oral traditions, language relationships, and social institutions. It marshals the most authoritative views of African specialists into an absorbing narrative and puts forward original conclusions that take the study of Africa a stage further.

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Editorial Reviews

“Well researched, well written, well presented…[Cosham’s] crisp English accent adds an air of importance to the text.”  Kliatt
“[Ralph Cosham] delivers a flawless narration, twisting his tongue around not only the native African words and places, but also the multitude of European languages. [Cosham’s] reading is slow enough for the listener to contemplate the issues and events, yet fluid enough to entice the listener to learn what happens next.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Roland Oliver

Author Bio: Roland Oliver

Roland Oliver was born in 1923 in Srinagar, Kashmir, and was educated at Cambridge. He has authored and coauthored a number of books, including The Missionary Factor in East Africa. He is currently emeritus professor of African history at the University of London.

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Author Bio: J. D. Fage

Author Bio: J. D. Fage

John Donnelly Fage (1921–2002) was educated at Cambridge. He first became interested in Africa when his service with the Royal Air Force took him to various parts of the continent. In a long collaboration with Roland Oliver, his contemporary at Cambridge, he founded the Journal of African History. Together they also edited the eight-volume Cambridge History of Africa.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English