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Berkshire Essentials: Africa in World History

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Africa in World History, a Berkshire Essential, stresses Africa’s interrelatedness to other regions and cultures, from early trade routes, the arrival of Christianity and Islam, and the ramifications of colonialism to contemporary issues such as HIV/AIDS and apartheid that have thwarted Africa’s efforts to establish unity.

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Africa in World History stresses Africa’s interrelatedness to other regions and cultures, from early trade routes, the arrival of Christianity and Islam, and the ramifications of colonialism to contemporary issues such as HIV/AIDS and apartheid that have thwarted Africa’s efforts to establish unity.

Africa stretches across more than 11 million square miles, from the Sahara and Sahel in the north to the mineral-resource-rich south, the endangered rain forests of the west, and the Serengeti savannas of the east. Fossils from Ethiopia tell us that the human species originated in Africa, and scholars have different theories about the journey out of Africa made by Homo sapiens some 60,000 years ago. Today, Africa is home to over 1 billion people speaking more than a thousand different languages.

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Associate Editor

Brett Bowden, University of Western Sydney

Editor

Jerry H. Bentley, University of Hawaii, Manoa, David Christian, Macquarie University; Ewha Womans University, Ralph C. Croizier, University of Victoria, John R. McNeill, Georgetown University, William H. McNeill, University of Chicago

ISBN

9780977015993

Copyright

2011

Edition

1st

Volumes

1

Pages

216

Chinese Title

宝库山精选: 非洲在世界历史