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Title Themes in West Africa's history / edited by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong.
Publication Athens : Ohio University ; Oxford, England : James Currey ; Accra : Woeli Pub. Services, 2006.
Description xii, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Call # 966 T
Series Western African studies
Western African studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In Themes in West Africa's History, editor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong and his contributors examine key themes in West Africa's prehistory to the present through the lenses of their different disciplines. The contents of the book comprise an introduction and thirteen chapters divided into three parts. Each chapter provides an overview of existing literature on major topics, as well as a short list of recommended reading, and breaks new ground through the incorporation of original research. The first part of the book examines paths to a West African past, including perspectives from archaeology, ecology and culture, linguistics, and oral traditions. Part two probes environment, society, and agency and historical change through essays on the slave trade, social inequality, religious interaction, poverty, disease, and urbanization. Part three sheds light on contemporary West Africa in exploring how economic and political developments have shaped religious expression and identity in significant ways"--From publisher's description.
Contents The Holocene prehistory of West Africa, 10,000-1000 BP / Susan Keech McIntosh -- Ecology & culture in West Africa / James L.A. Webb Jr -- Linguistics & history in West Africa / M.E. Kropp Dakubu -- Oral tradition & perceptions of history from the Manding peoples of West Africa / David C. Conrad -- Slavery & slave trade in West Africa, 1450-1930 / Patrick Manning -- Class, caste & social inequality in West African history / Ismail Rashid -- Religious interactions in pre-twentieth century West Africa / Pashington Obeng -- Poverty in pre-colonial & colonial West Africa : perception, causes & alleviation / Ogbu U. Kalu -- Disease in West African history / Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong -- Urbanization in colonial & post-colonial West Africa / Andreas Eckert -- Commodities, Mercedes-Benz & structural adjustment : an episode in West African economic history / Celestin Monga -- Ethnicity, conflict & the state in contemporary West Africa / Cyril K. Daddieh -- Pentecostalism, Islam & culture : new religious movements in West Africa / Brian Larkin & Birgit Meyer.
Subject Africa, West -- History.
Africa, West. (OCoLC)fst01239521
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku.
Related To Online version: Themes in West Africa's history. Athens : Ohio University ; Oxford, England : James Currey ; Accra : Woeli Pub. Services, 2006 (OCoLC)745696019
ISBN 0821416405 (Ohio Univ. Press)
9780821416402 (Ohio Univ. Press)
0821416413 (Ohio Univ. Press pbk.)
9780821416419 (Ohio Univ. Press pbk.)
9988626568 (Woeli Pub. Services pbk.)
9789988626563 (Woeli Pub. Services pbk.)
0852559968 (hbk.)
9780852559963 (hbk.)
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