The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800

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Since its initial publication, The Civilizationsof Africa has established itself as the most authoritative text available on early African history. Addressing the glaring lack of works concentrating on earlier African eras, Christopher Ehret’s trailblazing book has been paired with histories of Africa since 1800 to build a full and well-rounded understanding of the roles of Africa’s peoples in human history. Examining inventions and civilizations from 22,000 BCE to 1800 CE, Ehret explores the wide range of social and cultural as well as technological and economic change in Africa, relating all these facets of African history to developments in the rest of the world.

This updated edition incorporates new research, as well as an extensive new selection of color images.

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Christopher Ehret is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of An African Classical Age: Eastern and Southern Africa in World History, 1000 B.C. to A.D. 400 (Virginia).

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Challenging and innovative... thorough and masterful.... One hopes that Christopher Ehret has initiated a new trend in the writing of African history textbooks, one that challenges previously accepted chronologies and ideas and presents us with an interpretation that connects social, economic, political, and cultural history.

(African Studies Review)

Challenges historians to rethink how they teach the African past.... Ehret goes boldly where no writer of an African history textbook has ever gone before.... [The book] has convinced me teachers should stress the deep past, the past that produced the intellectual, cultural, and―yes―spiritual resources that are the bedrock hope of an Africa battered by the past few centuries.

(International Journal of African Historical Studies)

An authoritative and strikingly original overview of African history up to 1800, written at a level that will be accessible to entering college students.

(Patrick Manning, Northeastern University, author of Migration in Modern World History, 1500–2000)

With this text, Christopher Ehret provides a compelling account of early African history suitable for undergraduates and those without background in the field, updating the first edition (2002) with recent research.... Anyone who has taught a survey course about Africa knows that the sheer scale of the undertaking is a significant challenge, but Ehret’s narrative moves back and forth easily between big-picture developments and closeto-the-ground details.

(The International Journal of African Historical Studies)

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