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

Overview
Works: 97 works in 492 publications in 3 languages and 7,696 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: DT20, 960
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Unesco
General history of Africa by Unesco( Book )

90 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. Methodology and African prehistory -- v.2. Ancient civilizations of Africa -- v.3. Africa from the seventh to the eleventh century -- v.4. Africa from the twelfth to the sixteenth century -- v.5. Africa from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century -- v.6. The nineteenth century until the 1880s -- v.7. Africa under foreign domination 1880-1935 -- v.8. Africa since 1935
Africa from the seventh to the eleventh century by Unesco( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 644 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 twelfth to the sixteenth century by Unesco( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 620 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 from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century by Unesco( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 444 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 under colonial domination 1880-1935 by Unesco( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 390 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 since 1935 by Ali AlʼAmin Mazrui( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and German and held by 390 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 )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodology and African prehistory by Unesco( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 172 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 )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in French and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa in the nineteenth century until the 1880s( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa from the twelfth to the sixteenth century( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in French and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General history of Africa by Unesco( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire générale de l'Afrique by Unesco( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Africa from the twelfth to the sixteenth century
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Africa from the seventh to the eleventh centuryAfrica from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuryAfrica from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuryAfrica under colonial domination 1880-1935Africa since 1935Africa in the nineteenth century until the 1880sMethodology and African prehistoryAfrica from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century
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 (228)

French (89)

German (2)