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Long established at the forefront of African studies, this classic history has now been revised to bring its coverage right up to date. Distilled from J.D. Fage's extensive knowledge of the sources, A History of Africa is a powerful narrative history of the continent from the beginning to the present day.
In a postscript to this third edition J.D. Fage discusses:
* the effect on Africa of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ending of the Cold War
* the rise of Islamic fundamentalism
* the continuing problems of famine, foreign debt and warfare throughout the continent
* the tumultuous changes in South Africa leading up to and resulting from the 1994 elections.
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J.D. Fage was for many years Professor of History at Birmingham and Director of the Centre for African Studies. He is the general editor of the Cambridge History of Africa and founder of the Journal of African History.Review:
'One of the best single volume treatments.' - Times Educational Supplement
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_207995837
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1988. Card Covers. Condition: VG++. Second Edition. Revised edition of a classic history of the continent. Card covers,578pp inc index, with b/w illustrations. Book has only the lightest signs of use and no obvious faults. Heavy book may require extra postage. Ref:104284. Seller Inventory # 004284