The African Studies Companion

The African Studies Companion

Author: Hans Zell

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004502154

Category: Reference

Page: 863

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Published in dual print and electronic formats, this is a new edition of a much acclaimed reference source that brings together a wide range of sources of information in the African studies field, covering both print and electronic sources. It evaluates the best online resources, the major general reference tools in print format, current bibliographies and indexing services, biographical, cartographic, statistical and economic resources, as well as film and video resources.

African Studies in the Digital Age

African Studies in the Digital Age

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004279148

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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African Studies in the Digital Age. DisConnects? is an essential new analysis of the effects of the digital revolution on the study of Africa, tackling questions of digitisation, access and resources, new opportunities and digital divides.

Destination Africa

Destination Africa

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004465275

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 681

This volume challenges received ideas of Africa as a marginal continent and a place of exodus by considering the continent as a centre of global connectivity and confluence.

Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

Author: Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852550952

Category: Africa

Page: 516

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A history of Africa from the 16th to the 18th centuries, this study concentrates on the continuing evolution of African states and cultures, the increase in external trade, and the consequences of the slave trade. The series is co-published in Africa with seven publishers, in the United States and Canada by the University of California Press, and in association with the UNESCO Press.

Finding Pieces of the Puzzle

Finding Pieces of the Puzzle

Author: Ronald A. N. Kydd

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606085677

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 618

Climate change. Radical politics. National debt. Globalization. What do Christians have to say to the big questions we all face? Whatever they try to say, they will be seriously handicapped if they do not know their own story. Finding Pieces of the Puzzle will fill the knowledge gap. It breaks away from the usual manner in which history is written. Here is a sweeping overview of the story of Christianity that takes the reader to parts of the world seldom visited, that watches as the message of Christ encounters cultures as different as ninth century Persia and sixteenth century Kongo. The story is carried from the first to the twenty-first century by a series of mini-biographies--a young woman facing martyrdom, a boy from a little French town who becomes Pope and launches an army, an African-American who uses a successful international trade network to combat slavery. The glory, the confusion, the shame, the holiness of Christianity are all here. As the pieces are slipped into place, the puzzle begins to make sense. Watching Christians of the past face their challenges helps us understand who modern Christians really are.

African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution

African Palaeoenvironments and Geomorphic Landscape Evolution

Author: Jörgen Runge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203845271

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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This 30st jubilee volume (2010) of "Palaeoecology of Africa" looks back and reflects the "state of the art" of what is actually known on former African climates and ecosystems in the format of review articles authored by specialists in the field. New research articles on climate and ecosystem dynamics as well as applied topics on geomorphic ha

State and Societal Challenges in the Horn of Africa

State and Societal Challenges in the Horn of Africa

Author: Alexandra Magnólia Dias

Publisher: Centro de Estudos Internacionais

ISBN: 9789898862471

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 882

This book brings to fruition the research done during the CEA-ISCTE project ‘’Monitoring Conflicts in the Horn of Africa’’, reference PTDC/AFR/100460/2008. The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) provided funding for this project. The chapters are based on first-hand data collected through fieldwork in the region’s countries between 4 January 2010 and 3 June 2013. The project’s team members and consultants debated their final research findings in a one-day Conference at ISCTE-IUL on 29 April 2013. The following authors contributed to the project’s final publication: Alexandra M. Dias, Alexandre de Sousa Carvalho, Aleksi Ylönen, Ana Elisa Cascão, Elsa González Aimé, Manuel João Ramos, Patrick Ferras, Pedro Barge Cunha and Ricardo Real P. Sousa.