A Green Place, a Good Place: Agrarian Change and Social Identity in the Great Lakes Region to the 15th Century (Social History of Africa S.)

A Green Place, a Good Place: Agrarian Change and Social Identity in the Great Lakes Region to the 15th Century (Social History of Africa S.)

By: David L. Schoenbrun (author)Paperback

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Collects findings about the environmental, archaeological and cultural history of the Bantu speaking peoples in Uganda, north-western Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and eastern Congo. The author shows that historians can respect African idioms of justice, power, health and healing. North America: Heinemann

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Contents

The challenge of ancient African history: finding the way back. The ancient cultural world between the Great Lakes: the roots of agricultural abundance - 1000 BC to AD 1500; the challenges of prosperity - social identity, politics and health to AD 800. Regional development, 800 to 1500: the Kivu Rift Valley; by Lake Victoria; into the Savannah. Epilogue - the two powers since the 15th century; a note on evidence.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/12/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780852556313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780852556313
  • weight: 645
  • ISBN10: 0852556314

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