History: African History

  • The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument book cover

    The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument

    By Kathryn Wysocki Gunsch

    The 16th century bronze plaques from the kingdom of Benin are among the most recognized masterpieces of African art, and yet many details of their commission and installation in the palace in Benin City, Nigeria, are little understood. The Benin Plaques, A 16th Century Imperial Monument is a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Colonialism on the Margins of Africa book cover

    Colonialism on the Margins of Africa

    Edited by Linda Piknerová, Jan Záhořík

    Colonial rule shaped the map of Africa like no other event in history. New borders were delineated; explorers and colonial armies were getting into the interior of the continent in order to grab the "magnificent cake of Africa". Colonialism on the Margins of Africa examines less known and smaller…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

  • Allies at the End of Empire: Loyalists, Nationalists and the Cold War, 1945-76 book cover

    Allies at the End of Empire

    Loyalists, Nationalists and the Cold War, 1945-76

    Edited by David M. Anderson, Daniel Branch

    The wars of decolonization fought by European colonial powers after 1945 had their origins in the fraught history of imperial domination, but were framed and shaped by the emerging politics of the Cold War. In all the counter-insurgencies mounted against armed nationalist risings in this period,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Post-colonial struggles for a democratic Southern Africa: Legacies of Liberation book cover

    Post-colonial struggles for a democratic Southern Africa

    Legacies of Liberation

    Edited by Carolyn Bassett, Marlea Clarke

    National liberation, one of the grand narratives of the twentieth century, has left a weighty legacy of unfulfilled dreams. This book explores the ongoing struggle for legitimate, accountable political leaders in postcolonial Southern Africa, focusing on dilemmas arising when ex-liberation…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge

  • Understanding the City through its Margins: Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East book cover

    Understanding the City through its Margins

    Pluridisciplinary Perspectives from Case Studies in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

    Edited by André Chappatte, Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the city has not been able to exist…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide: The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967–1970 book cover

    Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide

    The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967–1970

    Edited by A. Dirk Moses, Lasse Heerten

    This volume is the first comprehensive and balanced historical account of the momentous Nigeria-Biafra war. It offers a multi-perspectival treatment of the conflict that explores issues such as local experiences of victims, the massive relief campaigns by humanitarian NGOs and international…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic book cover

    Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic

    Edited by Jerome C Branche

    Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic is an interdisciplinary collection of essays of wide historical and geographic scope which engages the legacy of diaspora, colonialism and slavery. The contributors explore the confrontation between Africa’s forced migrants and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

  • The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology: Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–63 book cover

    The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology

    Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–63

    By Angela Morecroft

    In 1759 the botanist and scientist Vitaliano Donati led an expedition to Egypt under the patronage of King Carlo Emanuele III of Sardinia, to acquire Egyptian antiquities for the Museum in Turin. Charting his tumultuous expedition, this book reveals how, in spite of his untimely death in 1762,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa: Intertwined and Contested Histories book cover

    Colonial Architecture and Urbanism in Africa

    Intertwined and Contested Histories

    Edited by Fassil Demissie

    Colonial architecture and urbanism carved its way through space: ordering and classifying the built environment, while projecting the authority of European powers across Africa in the name of science and progress. The built urban fabric left by colonial powers attests to its lingering impacts in…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • The Almohad Revolution: Politics and Religion in the Islamic West during the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries book cover

    The Almohad Revolution

    Politics and Religion in the Islamic West during the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries

    By Maribel Fierro

    The studies in this collection comprise a series of explorations into the revolutionary character of the Almohad movement in medieval North Africa and Spain and how it was expressed, including through compelling visual and auditory means. Almohad silver coins were minted square instead of round,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Studies on the Melitian Schism in Egypt (AD 306–335) book cover

    Studies on the Melitian Schism in Egypt (AD 306–335)

    By Hans Hauben, edited by Peter Van Nuffelen

    The Melitian schism originated in the context of the Diocletianic persecution. In 306, under dramatic circumstances, Melitius of Lycopolis decided to challenge his superior, the bishop of Alexandria. An attempt at reconciliation proposed by the Council of Nicaea (325) was unsuccessful, and the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Peiresc's Orient: Antiquarianism as Cultural History in the Seventeenth Century book cover

    Peiresc's Orient

    Antiquarianism as Cultural History in the Seventeenth Century

    By Peter N. Miller

    The ten essays published in this volume were written over the space of a decade, but they were conceived from the start as a coherent whole, presenting Peiresc's study of discrete languages and literatures of the Near East and North Africa. For Peiresc the student of the Classical past, this…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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