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Iliffe, John

Overview
Works: 113 works in 438 publications in 10 languages and 9,429 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, tex, Composer, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by John Iliffe
Africans : the history of a continent by John Iliffe( Book )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a history of Africa from the origins of mankind right up to the South African general election of 1994. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature in an overwhelmingly hostile environment, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure survival and maximise numbers. These institutions enabled them to survive the slave trade and colonial invasion, but in the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. This demographic growth has lain behind the collapse of colonial rule, the disintegration of apartheid, and the instability of contemporary nations. Thus Iliffe depicts the history of the continent as a single story, binding today's Africans to the earliest human ancestors. --Publishers description
The African AIDS epidemic : a history by John Iliffe( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the African AIDS epidemic. Focuses on a variety of aspects of the epidemic, including demographic growth, urbanization, and social change in Africa during the latter half of the twentieth century
A modern history of Tanganyika by John Iliffe( Book )

34 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive and fully documented history of modern Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania). After introductory chapters on the nineteenth century, Dr Iliffe concentrates on the colonial period, and especially on economic, social and intellectual change among Africans as the core of their colonial experience and the basis of their political behaviour. Particular attention is paid to the consequences for small-scale societies of their incorporation into the international order; the impact of capitalism and the emergence of capitalist relationships and attitudes; African attempts to defend or reform indigenous institutions and to organise movements of protest or revolt against European control; the successive formation and dissolution of a specifically colonial society; and the effects of economic change on Tanganyika's ecology in modern times. The book brings together the research which scholars of many nationalities have carried out in Tanzania over the last twenty years, and attempts to synthesize their findings with the evidence available from African and European records in Tanzania, Britain and Germany.--Publisher description
The African poor : a history by John Iliffe( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first history of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa begins in the monasteries of thirteenth-century Ethiopia and ends in the South African resettlement sites of the 1980s. Its thesis, derived from histories of poverty in Europe, is that most very poor Africans have been individuals incapacitated for labour, bereft of support, and unable to fend for themselves in a land-rich economy. Only recently has there emerged the new poverty of those excluded from access to productive resources. Natural disaster brought widespread destitution, but as a cause of mass mortality it was almost eliminated in the colonial era, to return recently in those areas where drought has been compounded by administrative breakdown ... Recent famines have alerted the world to African poverty, but the problem itself is ancient. Its current forms will not be understood until those of earlier periods are revealed and trends of change are identified. This is a book for all concerned with the future of Africa, as well as for students of poverty elsewhere. (back cover)
Tanganyika under German rule, 1905-1912 by John Iliffe( Book )

38 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Tanganyika from the Maji Maji rebellion of 1905 (the greatest African rebellion against early European rule) to the last years of German administration. It examines a colonial situation in depth, ranging from the processes of change in African societies to the decisions of policy-makers in Berlin. In the aftermath of rebellion an imaginative Governor, Freiherr von rechenberg, initiated a programme of African cash-crop agriculture. This programme was reversed by a settler community which successfully manipulated the German political system. Meanwhile, after their defeat in armed rebellion, Africans sought power through educational and economic advancement. Tanganyika in 1912 was poised for that struggle for control between European settler and educated African which has been a fundamental theme of the modern history of East and Central Africa. Dr Illiffe's book is one of the few available studies of German colonial administration. He has drawn on a wide range of sources, both in East Africa and Germany. Written in the light of current reappraisal of African history, the book gives valuable insight into African initiatives during the early years of European rule
The emergence of African capitalism by John Iliffe( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honour in African history by John Iliffe( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first published account of the role played by ideas of honour in African history from the fourteenth century to the present day. It argues that appreciation of these ideas is essential to an understanding of past and present African behaviour. Before European conquest, many African men cultivated heroic honour, others admired the civic virtues of the patriarchal householder, and women honoured one another for industry, endurance, and devotion to their families. These values both conflicted and blended with Islamic and Christian teachings."--Jacket
Obasanjo, Nigeria and the world by John Iliffe( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olusegun Obasanjo has been the most important and controversial figure in Nigeria's first 50 years of independence and the most powerful African of his time. John Iliffe examines Olusegun Obasanjo's complex personality and the extreme controversy he arouses among Nigerians, and illustrates the immense demands made on a leader of a state like Nigeria
East African doctors : a history of the modern profession by John Iliffe( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Iliffe's latest book is the first history of an African medical profession in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania from the earliest training of modern medical staff in the 1870s to the present day. Based on extensive research and dealing exclusively with African doctors, it offers a new understanding of professionalisation in the Third World. It describes the recruitment and education of doctors, their understanding and practice of modern medicine, their struggle for international recognition of their qualifications, their efforts to develop East African medical systems after independence, and their experiences during a period of political and economic difficulty
Geschichte Afrikas by John Iliffe( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDS epidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival. In the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations, however, the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. Africans: The History of a Continent is thus a single story binding livin
Records of the Maji Maji rising by G. C. K Gwassa( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1975 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

África : historia de un continente by John Iliffe( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge: El surgimiento de comunidades productoras de alimentos; El impacto de los metales; El cristianismo y el islam; El tráfico atlántico de esclavos; Diversidad regional en el siglo XIX; La invasión colonial; El Africa independiente
Modern Tanzanians : a volume of biographies by John Iliffe( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricultural change in modern Tanganyika; an outline history by John Iliffe( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famine in Zimbabwe, 1890-1960 by John Iliffe( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Africains : histoire d'un continent by John Iliffe( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in French and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des origines de l'humanité jusqu'à la fin de l'apartheid, l'histoire de l'Afrique est ici racontée. Édition revue et augmentée de la première édition parue en 1995 avec ajout d'un chapitre qui prolonge l'histoire jusqu'en 2006, révisions de chapitres, entre autres ceux traitant de la préhistoire et de la traite négrière atlantique, et autres révisions ponctuelles mineures. [SDM]
Neurological symptoms in blood diseases by Nello D'Eramo( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records of the Maji Maji Rising by G. C. K Gwassa( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Modern History of Tanganyika by John Iliffe( )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African Poor by John Iliffe( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Africans : the history of a continent
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The African AIDS epidemic : a historyA modern history of TanganyikaThe African poor : a historyTanganyika under German rule, 1905-1912The emergence of African capitalismHonour in African historyObasanjo, Nigeria and the worldEast African doctors : a history of the modern profession
Alternative Names
Iliffe, J.

Iliffe, John

Iliffe, John Anthony.

John Iliffe britischer Historiker

John Iliffe British historian

John Iliffe Brits historicus van de moderne tijd

John Iliffe historiador britànic

John Iliffe historiador britânico

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アイリフ, ジョン

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