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African Studies is the study of Africa, especially the cultures and societies of Africa, past and present, with emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. It covers Africa's historical development as well as cultural and social issues in contemporary Africa. The field includes in particular the disciplines of history, geography, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and literature.
The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History by
Publication Date: 2015-01-18
Between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, the connections among Africa, the Americas, and Europe transformed world history—through maritime exploration, commercial engagements, human migrations and settlements, political realignments and upheavals, cultural exchanges, and more. This book, the first encyclopedic reference work on Atlantic history, takes an integrated, multicontinental approach that emphasizes the dynamics of change and the perspectives and motivations of the peoples who made it happen. The entries—all specially commissioned for this volume from an international team of leading scholars—synthesize the latest scholarship on central themes, including economics, migration, politics, war, technologies and science, the physical environment, and culture. Part one features five major essays that trace the changes distinctive to each chronological phase of Atlantic history. Part two includes more than 125 entries on key topics, from the seemingly familiar viewed in unfamiliar and provocative ways (the Seven Years’ War, trading companies) to less conventional subjects (family networks, canon law, utopias). This is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, and scholars in a range of fields, from early American, African, Latin American, and European history to the histories of economics, religion, and science.
Africa South of the Sahara 2015 by
Publication Date: 2014-12-08
The definitive one-volume guide to all sub-Saharan African countries, providing invaluable economic, political, statistical and directory data. New for 2015: fully revised government lists for all countries details on major news stories over the past 12 months election results from Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, South Africa and Mauritania new essays on Ghana, Nigeria, Mauritania, Mozambique and Uganda General Survey Thoroughly revised and updated analytical articles written by experts on the region and covering both continent-wide and sub-regional issues. Country Surveys Individual chapters on every country incorporating: essays on the physical and social geography, recent history and economies an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators a full directory containing names, addresses and contact details for key areas such as the government, diplomatic representation, the media, finance, trade and industry, and defence a useful bibliography, providing sources for further research. Regional Information Detailed information on regional organizations; commodities; research institutes; and select bibliographies of books and periodicals.
Centre of African Studies
at The Faculty of Theology
University of Copenhagen - South Campus
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 Copenhagen S
Telephone: +45 353-26490
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