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

Overview
Works: 106 works in 449 publications in 3 languages and 7,707 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: DT20, 960
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Most widely held works by Unesco
General history of Africa by Unesco( Book )

96 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some 9,000 years of history has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones, following the pattern of African historical research. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the corridor of the Nile, Egypt and Nubia. Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to 20 describe the part of Africa later called the Magrhib and its Saharan hinterland. Chapters 21 to 29, the rest of Africa as well as some of the islands of the Indian Ocean.--Publisher's description
Africa from the twelfth to the sixteenth century by Djibril Tamsir Niane( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography. The period covered in Volume IV constitutes a crucial phase in the continent's history, in which Africa developed its own culture and written records became more common. Major themes include the triumph of Islam the extension of trading relations, cultural exchanges, and human contacts and the development of kingdoms and empires
Africa under colonial domination 1880-1935 by Unesco( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africa was partitioned and colonized by the Europeans. After military conquest came the commercial exploitation of the wealth of Africa. The intensity of resistance to colonization varied from one region to another, but a new economic and social system linked with colonization was put in place, bringing about unprecedented demographic and political change."--Publisher's description
Africa from the seventh to the eleventh century by Unesco( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography. Volume III documents the increasing influence of Islam and its dissemination and interaction with traditional African culture in northern and western regions. The essays place Africa in the context of world history at the opening of the seventh century and examine the impact of Islamic penetration, expansion of the Bantu-speaking peoples, and the growth of civilizations in West Africa
Africa from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century by Unesco( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography. This fifth volume of the acclaimed series covers the history of the continent from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the close of the eighteenth century in which two themes emerge: first, the continuing internal evolution of the states and cultures of Africa during this period second, the increasing involvement of Africa in external trade--with major but unforeseen consequences for the whole world. In North Africa, we see the Ottomans conquer Egypt. South of the Sahara, some of the larger, older states collapse, and new power bases emerge. Traditional religions continue to coexist with both Christianity (suffering setbacks) and Islam (in the ascendancy). Along the coast, particularly of West Africa, Europeans establish a trading network which, with the development of New World plantation agriculture, becomes the focus of the international slave trade. The immediate consequences of this trade for Africa are explored, and it is argued that the long-term global consequences include the foundation of the present world-economy with all its built-in inequalities
Africa since 1935 by Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography. This final volume of the acclaimed series of African history by African scholars takes on the complex political, economic, and cultural challenges the continent has faced--and still faces--in shaking off the legacy of colonialism. The book begins with Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 and continues on through the struggle for independence in the years following World War II. The glittering but uncertain dawn of independence that began in the 1960s has resulted in a quest for development that continues today
Africa in the nineteenth century until the 1880s( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodology and African prehistory by Unesco( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General history of Africa by J. F. Ade Ajayi( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Afrique sous domination coloniale : 1880-1935 / [Comité scientifique international pour la rédaction d'une Histoire générale de l'Afrique (Unesco)]( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General history of Africa( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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General history of Africa
Alternative Names
Comitê Científico Internacional da Unesco para Redação da História Geral da África

Comité Scientifique International pour la Rédaction d'une Histoire Générale de l'Afrique

Comité scientifique international pour la rédaction d'une Histoire générale de l'Afrique (Unesco)

International scientific committee for the drafting of a general history of Africa

Internationales Wissenschaftliches Gremium zur Redaktion der Geschichte Afrikas

Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture Comité scientifique international pour la rédaction d'une histoire générale de l'Afrique

U.N.E.S.C.O. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

UNESCO. Comité Científico para la Redacción de una Historia General de África

Unesco Comité scientifique international pour la rédaction d'une Histoire générale de l'Afrique

Unesco International scientific committee for the drafting of a general history of Africa

UNESCO. International scientific Committee for the Drafting of General History of Africa

Unesco Internationales Wissenschaftliches Gremium zur Redaktion der Geschichte Afrikas

Languages
English (202)

French (90)

German (2)

Covers
Africa from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuryAfrica under colonial domination 1880-1935Africa from the seventh to the eleventh centuryAfrica from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuryAfrica since 1935Africa in the nineteenth century until the 1880sMethodology and African prehistoryGeneral history of AfricaGeneral history of Africa