The Peoples of Africa: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 681 sidor

Recent historical events have made it quite clear that the world is in for a long-term continuation of ethnic rivalries that have been going on for centuries. The short-term hegemony of the European empires, the Soviet Union, and the United States may have temporarily subdued some of those conflicts, but older identities are now reasserting themselves. The most complicated, diverse ethnic setting is in Africa, where several thousand languages still provide powerful identities to as many ethnic groups. The Peoples of Africa provides a brief description of the more than 1,800 individual African ethnic groups living today in Africa.

Where possible, the individual ethnic groups are discussed in terms of their geographical settings, religion, population, and local economy. Reference librarians, African area specialists, and students of African history and culture will find the book an invaluable guide.

 

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An Ethnohistorical Dictionary
1
II
50
III
122
IV
134
V
160
VI
174
VII
185
VIII
215
XVI
476
XVII
490
XVIII
492
XIX
501
XX
542
XXI
575
XXII
580
XXIII
586

IX
230
X
249
XI
259
XII
325
XIII
353
XIV
415
XV
461
XXIV
597
XXV
599
XXVI
608
Chronology of African History
617
Selected Bibliography
631
Index
641
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Om författaren (1996)

JAMES S. OLSON is Distinguished Professor of History at Sam Houston State University, where he has taught since 1972. He is the author of more than 20 books on U.S. and world history. With Robert Shadle, he edited Historical Dictionary of the British Empire (Greenwood, 1996).

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