Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations

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Aderinto, Saheed, ed. African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016, pp. 426, ISBN: 978-1-610695794.

Africa has a long and fascinating history and is a place of growing importance in the world history curriculum. This detailed encyclopedia covers the history of African kingdoms from antiquity through the mid-19th century, tracing the dynasties' ties to modern globalization and influences on world culture before, during, and after the demise of the holocaust of enslavement. Along with an exploration of African heritage, this reference is rich with firsthand accounts of Africa through the oral traditions of its people. Alphabetically arranged entries cover a particular kingdom and feature information on the economic, cultural, religious, political, social, and environmental history. …

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