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Oliver, Roland Anthony

Overview
Works: 162 works in 1,121 publications in 14 languages and 28,212 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Encyclopedias  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Composer, Lyricist, Honoree, Librettist
Classifications: DT20, 960
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Most widely held works about Roland Anthony Oliver
 
Most widely held works by Roland Anthony Oliver
A short history of Africa by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

213 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 11 languages and held by 3,776 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 3,560 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 1,587 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 1,439 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 )

28 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dawn of African history by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

48 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in English and Japanese and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of African history( )

in English and held by 1,014 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 )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 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 )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 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 882 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 871 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 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1942 and 1982 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 706 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 )

105 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 549 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 546 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 519 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 )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 173 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
In the realms of gold : pioneering in African history by Roland Anthony Oliver( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The core of the book is Oliver's account of his research travels throughout tropical Africa from the 1940s to the 1980s; his efforts to train and foster African graduate students to teach in African universities; his role in establishing conferences and journals to bring together the work of historians and archaeologists from Europe and Africa; his encounters with political and religious leaders, scholars, soldiers, and storytellers; and the political and economic upheavals of the continent that he witnessed
 
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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 1923-2014

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