First published in 1972, Africa and the World places the African past within the wider context of world events, while providing a wealth of geographical and ethnographic information about the continent. The book specifically focuses on the pre-colonial and early colonial history of sub-Saharan Africa. Designed for those interested in the impact of Europe on the non-Western world, the volume provides an account of the major economic and social factors that have shaped African history. Information from studies in anthropology, archaeology, history, and art are included as well. Africa and the World is an essential and accessible resource for those interested in world history or African studies.
Lewis H. Gann was Fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford, CA. Peter Duignan is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
chapter 1 The Geography of Africa South of the Sahara chapter 2 The People of Africa chapter 3 The Prehistory of Africa chapter 4 Africa in Ancient Times chapter 5 Islamic and Indigenous Empires: Africa's Middle Ages chapter 6 Africa and the Portuguese Impact: 1418 to 1600 chapter 7 Slaves, Settlers, and the Gunpowder Frontier chapter 8 The New Course chapter 9 Muslim and Afro-Christian Civilizations chapter 10 The New Western Challenge chapter 11 Bibliography chapter 12 Index