African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub


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    review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò John Parker African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub John Parker Ò 7 Free read This is perhaps the worst way I could think of introducing someone to African History unless of course it's your intent to bore the ever loving crap out of them The crux of this book's downfall lies in its lack of any substantial history I realize that methodology and identity are huge subjects to tackle when addressing a subject like Africa further the history of its history how people viewed it how it has changed ove

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    African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub John Parker Ò 7 Free read review African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) African History In The Very Short Introduction SeriesThe Very Short Introduction series of Oxford University Press offers readers t

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    review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò John Parker African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub John Parker Ò 7 Free read This is not a book about the history of Africa It is a book about African history as a discipline The writing can be uite tedious and there is plenty of academic second guessing and naval gazing The best thing ab

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    review African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) John Parker Ò 7 Free read review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò John Parker African History A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #160 John Parker This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented both in Africa and beyond

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    African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub A very interesting book It's a meta history of Africa The author talks about the very different views on the African history how it is conducted and how we should study it I found it as what I expect VSI to beFluency 45Style45Content 55

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    African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub At last a wee book from this very mediocre series that's actually well worth somebody's time In fine academic prose that is actually pleasant to read these professors provide a cogent summary of – you guessed it – African history I learned a heckuva lot and my future reading of African literature shall be that much w

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    John Parker Ò 7 Free read review Ö eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ò John Parker African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub It's not an introduction to Africa's past it's an introduction to the big uestions around researching African History I loved it

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    African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub A very short introduction it's a very good summary of the main topics that are needed for the elemental understanding of the historiography of Africa It is a very useful book to have if you want to know what to research or how to begin a study on the continent's past present and even future It does not give you the answer

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    African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub This starts off great but largely devolves into white supremacist and racist bullshitThe author spends a good portion of the book defining who Africans are why it's not ok to associate Africans with Black people and why the fact that this happens is the fault of Black AmericansOnly that's not historically accurateThe concept of race is crea

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    African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) E–book/E–pub A well constructed survey of African history as a discipline Particularly instructive were the complexities of involved with the concepts of African unity vs diversity who counts when we talk about something as African the African diaspora and

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African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) review ½ 7 This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented both in Africa and beyond The author illustrates important aspects of Africa's history with a range of fascinating historical examples drawn from over 5 millennia across this vast continent The multitude of topics that the reader will learn about in this su. African History In The Very Short Introduction SeriesThe Very Short Introduction series of Oxford University Press offers readers the opportunity to expand their knowledge in many directions African history is a subject I know little about but was interested to explore in this very short introduction written in 2007 by John Parker School of Oriental and African Studies University of London and Richard Rathbone Honorary Professor of History University of AberystwthThe authors state at the outset that their very short introduction is less a chronological history of Africa than a meditation upon the various ways that the African past has been thought about or imagined Parker and Rathbone point to several difficulties in writing a straightforward historical account In a short compass it would be difficult to provide a history of a continent and its people over the course of over 5000 years During much of this time the written historical record is scant at best And the Africa of today includes than 50 separate countries The deeper uestion the authors raise is the sense in which Africa can be said to have a history at all what it includes and how it is to be researched and written These latter themes pervade the book The authors are careful and cautious in their approach but on one occasion they suggest the discipline forms part of the so called cultural linguistic turn in the humanities associated with postmodernism I would have considerable reluctance exploring a subject exclusively or primarily through postmodernist eyes with their biases and relativismsThe early chapters of the book in particular explore the difficulties of exploring African history in terms of understanding the continent particularly the distinction between the portions north and south of the Sahara desert and the large African diaspora The authors raise hard uestions about unity and diversity in the context of African peoples and they uestion the idea of tribalism through which many people tend to view Africa In a chapter titled historical sources the authors describe the difficulties of historical study in the absence of a written record They discuss various alternatives to written records and they insightfully compare the differences between historical study and the types of study by cultural anthropologyThe book examines four large trends in African history in considering the role of Africa in the world religion in particular the competing and almost eually divided influences of Islam and Christianity the slave trade the African diaspora and the large changes in the 19th Century resulting from European expansionism These discussions particular of the former two trends are brief but highly suggestiveThere is large evidentiary material on the long history of slavery in Africa Following the years of the slave trade African history is documented through the age of colonialism the end of colonialism and the following and ongoing difficult paths towards self government and economic growth of the African nations While it briefly explores this large complex history the book is almost eually concerned with historiography the way in which historians in and outside of Africa conceived the nature of African history and set about writing it The authors suggest that this history has changed and will continue to change as the needs continent and its people change Various tensions in the nature of historical study of the sort the authors describe are not particular to Africa but are common to the enterprise There undoubtedly also are factors that are particular to African historyThis very short introduction thus is a combination of history historiography and the philosophy of history than a historical account It proceeds at a high level of sophistication for an introductory book The book includes an annotated bibliography for further reading together with an unusually large number of photographs which help to particularize the text amidst the abstractions The book will be of most value to readers with a background in historical study of other places or times and of course to readers wanting to learn about Africa The book made me want to learn about Africa and its peoples and thus for me it succeeded in its goalRobin Friedman

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African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) review ½ 7 Ccinct work include the unity and diversity of African cultures slavery religion colonial conuest the diaspora and the importance of history in understanding contemporary Africa The book examines uestions such as Who invented the idea of Africa How is African history pieced together given such a lack of documentary evidence How did Africa interact with the world 1000 years ago. African History A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions 160 John Parker This Very Short Introduction looks at Africa s past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented both in Africa and beyond

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African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) review ½ 7 Africa has been known as 'the cradle of mankind' and its recoverable history stretches back to the Pharaohs But the idea of studying African history is itself new and the authors show why it is still contested and controversial This VSI the first concise work of its kind will prove essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human histo. It s not an introduction to Africa s past it s an introduction to the big uestions around researching African History I loved it

  • Paperback
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  • African History: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
  • John Parker
  • English
  • 09 July 2020
  • 9780192802484