Ancient Civilizations of Africa

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Series: Unesco General History of Africa. Abridged Edition. Volume II
Editor: G. Mokhtar
Publisher: James Currey; University of California Press; Unesco (1990)
ISBN-10: 0852550928
ISBN-13: 9780852550922
Condition: Very Good. The cover is scratched and rubbed with some wear to edges and corners.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 420
Dimensions: 20.9 x 14.7 x 2.5 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg


Volume 2 in the General History of Africa Series covers the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some nine thousand years has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones.

Chapters 1 to 12 cover the Nile, Egypt and Nubia by far the largest part of the book is devoted to the ancient civilization of Egypt because of its preeminent place in the early history of Africa. Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to 20 describe the Maghrib and its Sahara hinterland, and Chapters 21 to 29 the rest of Africa including some of the Indian Ocean islands.

Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to 20 describe the Maghrib and its Sahara hinterland, and Chapters 21 to 29 the rest of Africa including some of the Indian Ocean islands. The series is co-published in Africa with seven publishers, in the United States and Canada by the University of California Press, and in association with the UNESCO Press.


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