ANCIENT AFRICA, a global history to 300 CE

: Ehret (C.)

R 770.00
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210pp., illus., maps, hardback, d.w., New Jersey, 2023


“Ehret delivers a wide-ranging social history that provides an important corrective to the perception of Africa as a continent without history, including a clear and persuasive argument for ancient Egypt’s Africanity. He makes a compelling case for the significance of Africa in major human developments through independent invention and mutual influence rather than dependency, and takes a significant step toward fully integrating African accomplishments into world history.” Stuart Tyson Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Ehret illustrates how one can be a historian of deep time by using languages, artifacts, and genes as documents from the past. A culmination of this approach, this book is a masterful synthesis on the history of African societies in the past twenty thousand years and beyond.” François-Xavier Fauvelle, author of The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages

Christopher Ehret is Distinguished Research Professor in the History Department at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include The Civilizations of Africa: A history to 1800 and History and the Testimony of Language.