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Oliver, Roland Anthony

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Works: 202 works in 1,116 publications in 12 languages and 28,445 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Encyclopedias  Sources  Biography  Pictorial works  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Composer, Lyricist, Honoree, Librettist
Classifications: DT20, 960
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A short history of Africa by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

203 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 10 languages and held by 3,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overall view of African history from the earliest times drawing on archaeology, oral tradition, language and social institutions
Africa since 1800 by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

126 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition covers events up to the middle of 2003, and takes account of the fresh perspectives brought about by the end of the Cold War and the new global situation following the events of September 11, 2001. It is also concerned with the demographic trends which are at the heart of so many African problems today, the ravages of diseases such as AIDS and malaria, and the conflicts waged by warlords fighting for control of scarce resources
The Cambridge encyclopedia of Africa( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, illustrated presentation of the entire continent. The entries are arranged in a readable order reflecting history. This is a thoroughly indexed and impressively referenced text/reference book on Africa
The Cambridge history of Africa by J. Desmond Clark( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1 surveys African prehistory from the time of the first hominids in the Plio-Pleistone up to the spread of iron technology after ca. 500 B.C. Vol. 2 deals with the beginnings of history from about 500 B.C. when historical sources begin to embrace all Africa north of the Sahara to A.D. 1050 when documentation is also beginning to appear for parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Describes Africa's interaction with Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Arab cultures
The African experience by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of East Africa by D. A Low( Book )

74 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika og Zanzibars historie fra stenalderen til ca. 1945
The dawn of African history by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

44 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and Japanese and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of African history( )

in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AANWEZIG: vol. 45, no. 1 (2004) // Contains articles and book reviews ranging widely over the Africa past, from the late Stone Age to the 1970s
The African middle ages, 1400-1800 by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook of African history, for senior high school students and above, which surveys Africa during this period, region by region, comparing and contrasting the history of different areas
The middle age of African history by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa in the Iron Age, c500 B.C. to A.D. 1400 by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is an introduction to African history c. 500 B.C. to A.D. 1400. The authors are not so much concerned with a particular technological revolution as the enormous changes - political, social and economic - that took place during the period all over the African continent
Africa in the days of exploration by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 1982 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in African prehistory by J. D Fage( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The missionary factor in East Africa by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

36 editions published between 1942 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval Africa, 1250-1800 by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a revised and updated edition of The African Middle Ages 1400-1800 (first published in 1981), a companion volume to the authors' well-known Africa since 1800 (now in its fourth edition). Although this volume follows the overall plan of the original, the story now begins 150 years earlier, and takes into account the wealth of supportive literature in African historical studies over the last twenty years. The earlier starting date has enabled the authors to look at the entire continent from a more distinctly African viewpoint. By about 1250 AD African societies were greatly expanding their political and economic scope. Islam was spreading south across the Sahara from Mediterranean Africa, and down the Indian Ocean coast. Medieval Africa continues into the period of European contacts from the fourteenth century onwards, with much, but not exclusive, emphasis on the growth of the trans-Saharan, Atlantic and Indian Ocean slave trade. The book stresses the strengths, while not overlooking the weaknesses, of African societies as the eighteenth century drew to a close. This volume will be an essential introduction to African history for students, as well as for the general reader. It is illustrated with a wealth of maps."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of Africa by Michael Crowder( Book )

91 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume VI of The Cambridge History of Africa covers the period 1870-1905, when the European powers (Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and Italy) divided the continent into colonial territories and vied with each other for control over vast tracts of land and valuable mineral resources. At the same time, it was a period during which much of Africa still had a history of its own. Colonial governments were very weak and could exist only by playing a large part both in opening up the continent to outside influences and in building larger political unities. The volume begins with a survey of the whole of Africa on the eve of the paper partition, and continues with nine regional surveys of events as they occured on the ground. Only in northern and southern Africa did these develop into classical colonial forms, with basis of outright conquest. Elsewhere, compromises emerged and most Africans were able to pursue the politics of survival. Partition was a process, not an event. The process was essentially one of modernisation in the face of outside challenge
Sir Harry Johnston & the scramble for Africa by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

28 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The African experience : from Olduvai Gorge to the 21st century by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work covers the entire span of human history across the African continent, from the earliest emergence of hominids in eastern and southern Africa up to the end of the 20th century. The book is arranged thematically, beginning with the human colonization of the different regions of Africa, the origins of food production, and the formation of African languages
The Cambridge history of Africa by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive history of Africa contains chapters written by experts in their field. It covers the whole period from early history right up to the 20th century in eight volumes
Journal of a cruise among the islands of the western Pacific : including the Feejees and others inhabited by the Polynesian negro races, in Her Majesty's ship Havannah by John Elphinstone Erskine( Book )

1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Elphinstone Erskine (1805-87) was a naval officer who served as a naval commander during the Crimean War, as well as patrolling the West Indies and the Mediterranean. He also wrote several well-received accounts of voyages around the Pacific. As a Liberal MP later in life, he was an outspoken campaigner for the rights of Pacific islanders. This 1853 book is a genial narration of his visits to islands such as Fiji and Samoa. Written in a lyrical and affectionate style, the account covers the culture, religion and health of the native populations. Subjects discussed include local religion, cannibalism, gender relations and tribal wars. Rich with descriptive detail and paying special attention to the welfare of the local people and their varied encounters with white explorers, the text also includes the moving and detailed journal of an Englishman, John Jackson, who was stranded on Fiji for two years
 
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Alternative Names
Oliver, R.

Oliver, R. 1923-

Oliver, R. A.

Oliver, R. (Roland)

Oliver, R. (Roland), 1923-

Oliver, Roland

Oliver, Roland 1923-

Oliver, Roland Anthony

Oliver, Roland Anthony, 1923-

Roland Anthony Oliver britischer Historiker für Afrikanische Geschichte

Roland Oliver Brits historicus (1923-2014)

Roland Oliver historiador britânico

Roland Oliver historien britannique

Ρόλαντ Όλιβερ

Роланд Оливер

أوليفر، رونالد، 1923-

رولاند أوليفر، 1923-

オリヴァー, ローランド

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Africa since 1800The Cambridge history of AfricaThe African experienceThe African middle ages, 1400-1800Africa in the Iron Age, c500 B.C. to A.D. 1400Papers in African prehistoryMedieval Africa, 1250-1800The Cambridge history of Africa