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Africa and the Africans in the nineteenth century: a turbulent history 1 edition

Africa and the Africans in the nineteenth century
Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch

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Africa and the Africans in the nineteenth century
a turbulent history
by Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch ; translated from the French by Mary Baker.

Published 2009 by M.E. Sharpe in Armonk, N.Y .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

People and their environment : Africa's climate and demography
The perils of rainfall variations
Population growth and decline
The ecology of health
Greater demographic disparities
Greater mobility
The inflow of foreigners
A harsh environment
Political and warlike Islam : the Maghreb and West Africa before the colonial conquest
The Maghreb before the conquest
The western Sudan at the turn of the nineteenth century
A major focus : trans-Saharan trade
Jihad and the religious Islam of conquest
Adrift under western pressure : Samori
Political and merchant Islam : East Africa
Modernity as an option : Egypt
At the crossroads of worlds : Ethiopia
Old-style colonization : Zanzibar
In the margins between worlds : Rabih
Animism's resistance openness and introversion : central-western Africa
The reformism of the coastal empires
The peoples of the interior
The meeting of cultures : Southern Africa
Upheaval at the beginning of the nineteenth century
Shaka and the Zulu revolution : revision of an analysis
Lesotho : colonized bastion
The English, the Africans, and the Boers : the genesis of segregation
Colonial intervention
The beginnings of colonial imperialism in sub-Saharan Africa
The genesis of colonial government
The end of colonial conquests
Algeria, from revolt to colonization
The century's innovations
Slavery : a mode of production that had become dominant
Christianity : the missionary factor in changing mentalities
Economic and social changes : systems of production and lifestyles
New social players : gender relations, urbanization
Culture and the arts.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
DT28 .C6713 2009

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p. cm.

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