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African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela (Great Courses) Guidebook and DVDs

Vickery, Professor Kenneth P.

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ISBN 10: 1598032259 / ISBN 13: 9781598032253
Published by The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA, 2009
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Paperback book and DVDs in original shrink wrap - never opened or used. Course Guidebook and 6 DVD's in three cases. 36 lectures/ 30 minutes per lecture. Bookseller Inventory # 012401

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Title: African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela (...

Publisher: The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Audio Book (DVD)

Book Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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The story of Africa is the oldest and most event-filled chronicle of human activity on the planet. And in these 36 lectures, you'll explore this great historical drama, tracing the story of the Sub-Saharan region of the continent from the earliest evidence of human habitation to the latest challenges facing African nations in the 21st century. By learning with these lectures, you'll finally be able to bust myths and correct potential misunderstandings about Africa. For example, in Africa, the word "tribe" is used in a neutral way to connote ethnic identity. Another example: Sub-Saharan Africa was not as isolated as is often suggested by references to the "lost" continent; in fact, an ancient Greek sailing guide from 2,000 years ago clearly shows that the East African coast was already connected commercially with areas to the north. The primary focus of these eye-opening lectures is Sub-Saharan Africa, the region separated from North Africa by the harsh climate of the Sahara Desert and traditionally the part of the continent that has been the most mysterious and most misunderstood by Westerners. But by traveling on this exciting learning experience (one imbued with a pervasive spirit of charm and adventure), you'll finally be able to strengthen your understanding of this beautiful, multifaceted region.

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