Summary: This fascinating collection spans two millennia, beginning with a first-century merchant's guide to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean ports. Primary sources describe ancient and medieval trade routes, China's discovery of Africa, the slave trade, kingdoms and court life in inner East and West Africa, and the experiences of Asian and European settlers, merchants, and colonialists. There are writings by important local authorities and scholars as well as travelers and admin
istrators from other continents. The ideas of leaders who shaped modern Africa are represented in the documents of Jomo Kenyatta, Haile Selassie, Steven Biko, and Nelson Mandela.
Summary: This fascinating collection spans two millennia, beginning with a first-century merchant's guide to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean ports. Primary sources describe ancient and medieval trade routes, China's discovery of Africa, the slave trade, kingdoms and court life in inner East and West Africa, and the experiences of Asian and European settlers, merchants, and colonialists. There are writings by important local authorities and scholars as well as travelers and administrators from other continents. The ideas of leaders who shaped modern Africa are represented in the documents of Jomo Kenyatta, Haile Selassie, Steven Biko, and Nelson Mandela. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Markus Wiener Publishers Published: 01/28/2001 International: No
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Collins, Robert O. : University of California
Robert O. Collins, University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of numerous scholarly books, including The Waters of the Nile: Hydropolitics and the Jonglei Canal, 1900-1988. His 1984 book, Shadow in the Grass: Britain in the Southern Sudan, 1918-1956, won the John Ben Snow Prize for the best book in British Studies.
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1. Anonymous Periplus of the erythraean sea. First century c.e.
2. Cosmas Indicopleustes
Trade in ethiopia. 547.
3. Tuan ch'êng-shih
China's discovery of africa. 863.
4. Ibn Battuta
The east african coast in 1331.
5. Ibn Battuta
6. Antonius Malfante
Tawat and the western sudan trade. 1447.
7. Gomes Eannes de azurra
The discovery of guinea. 1435.
8. Rui de aguiar
King affonso i. 1516.
9. Francisco Alvarez
The land of prester john. 1525.
10. Leo Africanus
The western sudan in the sixteenth century. 1526.
11. Duarte Barbosa
The east coast of africa at the beginning of the Sixteenth century. 1540.
12. Andrew Battell
The jaga. 1568.
13. Filippo Pigafetta and Duarte López
Paulo diaz de novais in angola. 1571.
14. João dos Santos
The wazimba. 1590.
15. Abd-al-rahman Al-sadi
Songhay and the moroccan invasion. 1591.
16. Imam Ahmad Ibn Fartuwa
Idris alawma and the kanem wars. 1602.
17. Alvare ii and Alvare iii, kings of congo
Relations between the kingdom of congo and The papacy. 1613.
18. Gaspar Bocarro
from tete to kilwa. 1616.
19. Father Lobo
Portuguese missionaries in ethiopia. 1620.
20. Jan Van riebeeck and Z. Wagenaar
Of the native tribes of south africa. 1652.
21. Giovanni Cavazzi
Queen anna nzinga. 1654.
22. Manuel de faria e souza
The kingdom of the monomotapa. 1666.
23. Antonio Suarez
The conversion of the monomatapa. 1652.
24. John Barbot
25. William Bosman
Justice and warfare at axim 1700.
26. William Snelgrave
The slaves mutiny 1730.
27. Mercator Honestus
A defense of the african slave trade 1740.
28. James Bruce
Shiek adlan and the black horse cavalry of sennar 1772.
29. Andrew Sparrman
The boers 1776.
30. Archibald Dalzel
Dahomey and its neighbors 1793.
31. Mungo Park
The niger at segu 1796.
32. Father Pinto
The kingdom of the kazemb 1799.
33. Captain Huge Crow
34. Abd Allah Ibn Muhammad
The hijra and holy war of sheik uthman dan fodio 1804.
35. P. J. Baptista
The kazembe 1806.
The case against the jihad 1813.
37. John Lewis Burckhardt
38. Thomas Pringle
Boer meets bantu 1820.
39. Major Dixon Denhm
Bornu and shaykh al-kanami 1823.
40. René Caillé
The trans-saharan caravan 1828.
41. Henry Francis Fynn
42. A. C. P. Gamitto
The maravi 1831.
43. Anna Eelizabeth Steenkamp
The great trek 1835.
44. Robert Moffat
45. Thomas Fowell Buxton
The principles of abolition 1840.
46. Theodore Canot
Slaving in liberia 1850.
47. Henrich Barth
Al-hajj bashir, kukawa, and timbuktu 1852.
48. Paul du chaillu
Trade in gabon 1859.
49. Charles Livingstone
The prazeros 1859.
50. John Hanning Speke
Unyamwezi and buganda 1862.
51. Georg Schweinfurth
King munza 1871.
52. John Mackenzie
53. Ernest Linant de bellefonds
Kabaka mutesa 1875.
54. Edgar Canisus
Rubber collecting in the congo 1885.
55. The kings of kano
Kings of kano 1892.
56. Ndansi Kumalo
The ndebele rebellion 1896.
57. Mary Kingsley
The crown colony system in west africa 1897.
58. Lord Lugard
Indirect rule in tropical africa 1900.
59. Lord Delemare
White man's country 1903.
60. Mohammed Abdille Hasan
The sayyid's reply 1904.
61. Records of maji maji
The maji maji rebellion 1905-1907.
62. Sir Apolo Kagwa
Court life in buganda 1910.
63. The Devonshire white paper
The indians in kenya 1923.
64. Haile Sellassie
At the league of nations june 30, 1936.
65. Félix Eboué
Native policy and political institutions in french Equatorial africa 1941.
66. Jomo Kenyatta
Meeting at nyeri july 26, 1952.
67. M. D. C. De wet nel
The principles of apartheid 1959.
68. Nelson Rolihlahle Mandela
Verwoerd's tribalism 1959.
69. Steve Biko
Black consciousness and the quest for the true Humanity 1977.
70. John Garang de mabior
The genesis of the sudan people's liberation Movement (splm) 1983.
71. Nelson Mandela
Address to the anc 1985.
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