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Iliffe, John

Works: 103 works in 432 publications in 7 languages and 9,476 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Pictorial works 
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 )

52 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,116 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 )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 891 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 )

36 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 884 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
Tanganyika under German rule, 1905-1912 by John Iliffe( Book )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 680 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 )

29 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and Japanese and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honour in African history by John Iliffe( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 449 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 301 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
Les Africains : histoire d'un continent by John Iliffe( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in French and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une histoire du continent africain, des origines de l'humanité aux élections générales de 1994 en République sud-africaine. L'auteur s'est attaché à restituer leurs vertus aux différentes populations et communautés
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

Modern Tanzanians : a volume of biographies by John Iliffe( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obasanjo, Nigeria and the world by John Iliffe( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 131 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
Famine in Zimbabwe, 1890-1960 by John Iliffe( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

África : historia de un continente by John Iliffe( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Neurological symptoms in blood diseases by Nèllo D'Eramo( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolomiten 360° by Attilio Boccazzi-Varotto( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in German and Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ville storiche sul Lago di Como = Lake Como's historical villas by Gilda Grigioni della Torre( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Africans : the history of a continent
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

The African AIDS epidemic : a historyA modern history of TanganyikaTanganyika under German rule, 1905-1912The emergence of African capitalismHonour in African historyEast African doctors : a history of the modern professionObasanjo, Nigeria and the world