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Abangma: Modes in Denya Discourse. Paperback

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  • Modes in Denya Discourse. Paperback
  • by Samson Negbo Abangma
  • xii, 123 pages. 1987. Denya is spoken in Cameroon

Adive: The Verbal Piece in Ebira. Paperback

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  • Verbal Piece in Ebira. Paperback
  • John R. Adive
  • 174 pages, with sample spectograms, map, bibliography. Ebira is a language spoken in Nigeria

Alvarez: Narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Abyssinia During the Years 1520-1527. Pb

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  • Narrative of the Portuguese Embassy to Abyssinia During the Years 1520-1527.
  • Francisco Alvarez:
  • Paperback, 468 pages, 1 map, 216 x 140 mm
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Anderson: Revealing Prophets: Prophecy in Eastern African History. Paperback

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  • Revealing Prophets. Prophecy in Eastern African History. Paperback
  • by David M. Anderson Douglas H. Johnson
  • x, 310 pages, with 7 maps, 1995

Asante: Egypt vs. Greece and the American Academy. Paperback

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  • Egypt vs. Greece and the American Academy. Paperback
  • edited by Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama
  • v, 186 pages. 2002. This book analyses the inconsistencies erupting from academic and Eurocentric reports on ancient culture. For example, if the pyramids were built in 2800 BC and Greek civilisation began around 700 BC, how could the Greeks have contributed or taught Africans maths and science? And if the Greeks built pyramids in Egypt, why did they not build a few in Greece? These questions and more are raised in this informative collection.

Ashforth: Madumo. A Man Bewitched. Paperback

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  • Madumo. A Man Bewitched. Paperback
  • Adam Ashforth
  • 262 pages. 2005. This true story of witchcraft and friendship is set against the turbulent backdrop of contemporary Soweto. Adam Ashworth finds his friend Madumo in dire circumstances: his family has accused him of using witchcraft to kill his mother.

Banham: A History of Theatre in Africa. Hardback

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  • History of Theatre in Africa. Hardback
  • Edited by Martin Banham
  • 496 pages. 2004. This book aims to offer a broad history of theatre in Africa. Chapters include an examination of the concepts of 'history' and 'theatre'; North Africa; Francophone theatre; Anglophone West Africa; East Africa; Southern Africa; Lusophone African theatre; Mauritius and Reunion; and the African diaspora

Bargna: Afrika. Architektur und Kunst. Hardcover, 19,5 x 28,5 cm

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  • Afrika. Architektur und Kunst. Hardcover, 19,5 x 28,5 cm
  • Ivan Bargna
  • 72 Seiten, 122 Abbildungen. Der attraktiv gestaltete Band liefert einen Überblick zur afrikanischen Kunst. Dieses Buch versucht, nicht nur die „Afrikanität“ der Werke zu betrachten, sondern die Kunst im Kontext der Kultur und Zivilisationsgeschichte Afrikas zu behandeln. Ein Abschnitt befasst sich außerdem mit der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Eine Klapptafel liefert einen Überblick über Länder, Orte und Völkergruppen sowie eine Chronologie afrikanischer Geschichte von 29500 v. Chr. bis in das 20. Jh.

Bohannan: Africa and Africans. Fourth Edition. Paperback

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  • Africa and Africans, Fourth Edition. Paperback
  • Paul Bohannan and Philip Curtin
  • 301 pages. 1995. Africa and Africans keeps a watchful eye on what has happened in Africa and on what has happened in the rest of the world that shapes how people look at Africa. The world’s perception of Africa is an entanglement of myth and reality, both reflecting and changing with the times.

Bravmann: The Poetry of Form: The Hans and Thelma Lehmann Collection of African Art. Catalogue to the exhibition, Seattle, 1982. Hardcover

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  • Poetry of Form: The Hans and Thelma Lehmann Collection of African Art. Catalogue to the exhibition, Seattle, 1982. Hardback, ca. 22x29cm
  • Essay by Rene A. Bravmann. 78 pages, 56 duotone illustrations, 4 maps. 1982

Buscher: Transforming the Frontier : Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa. pb

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  • Transforming the Frontier : Peace Parks and the Politics of Neoliberal Conservation in Southern Africa.
  • Buscher, Bram
  • 312 pages, 4 photographs, 3 tables, 4 maps, 239 x 155 mm. 2013
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Channa: Oracles, Omens and Dreams. Dream Beliefs among Tribals. Cloth

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  • Oracles, Omens and Dreams. Dream Beliefs among Tribals. Cloth
  • Edited by S.M. Channa
  • 292 pages. 2002. 1. Navaho dreams. 2. Dreams and Omens among the Nagas. 3. Divination "Adaptive" from whose perspective? 4. Dreams and dream beliefs in north western Australia. 5. The dreaming of Kunukban. 6. Dreams of change: in traditional Melanesian religion. 7. Oracles and dreams among the Lepchas. 8. Ndembu divinatory symbolism. 9. Oracles among the Azande. 10. Manus religion. 11. A Zulu diviner

Connah: African Civilizations. An Archaeological Perspective. 2nd edition. Paperback

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  • African Civilizations. An Archaeological Perspective. 2nd edition. Paperback
  • by Graham Connah
  • 356 pages, 42 line diagrams, 17 half-tones, 75 figures, 18 maps. 2001. This major new edition of African Civilizations re-examines the physical evidence for developing social complexity in tropical Africa over the last four thousand years.

Connah: Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to its Archaeology. Paperback

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  • Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to its Archaeology. Paperback
  • by Graham Connah
  • 208 pages, 25 line figures; 14 maps, 28 photos. 2004. It covers four million years of history across the continent, examining important aspects of Africa's momentous human story.

Dettwyler: Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa. Paperback

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  • Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa. Paperback
    by Katherine A. Dettwyler
  • 172 pages. 1995. This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates important, not-soon-forgotten messages involving the more sobering aspects of conducting fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. It presents stories from the field that relate on infant feeding and health in Mali.

Evans-Pritchard: Kinship and Marriage Among the Nuer. New edition. Paperback

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  • Kinship and Marriage Among the Nuer. New edition. Paperback
  • by Sir Edward E. Evans-Pritchard, with a new introduction by Wendy James
  • 210 pages, 8 plate figures, 9 maps. This is the second in a trilogy of books about the society and culture of the Nuer, a pastoral people of southern Sudan. First published half a century ago, the authors writings created a new agenda for social anthropology and ethnography

Evans-Pritchard: Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande. Paperback

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  • Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande. Paperback
  • by E.E. Evans-Pritchard, abridged with an introduction by Eva Gillies
  • xxiii, 265 pages. 1976
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February: And Bid Him Sing. Essays in Literature and Cultural Domination. Cloth

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  • And Bid Him Sing. Essays in Literature and Cultural Domination. Cloth
  • Vernon February
  • 238 pages, maps, tables, index. 1988

Ferguson: Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt. Paperback

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  • Expectations of Modernity: Myths and Meanings of Urban Life on the Zambian Copperbelt. Paperback
  • by James Ferguson. xvii, 326 pages. 1999
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Finneran: The Archaeology of Ethiopia. Pb

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  • The Archaeology of Ethiopia
  • Niall Finneran 2011
  • Paperback, 316 pages, 234 x 156 mm. This book provides the first truly comprehensive multi-period study of the archaeology of Ethiopia, surveying the country's history, detailing the discoveries from the late Stone Age, including the famous 'Lucy' and moving onto the emergence of food production, prehistoric rock art and an analysis of the increasing social complexity that can be observed from the remains of the first nucleated settlements. The author then discusses the Aksumite empire, the emergence of Christianity in the Middle Ages and Ethiopia's encounters with the west, leading up to the feudal Ethiopia of the twentieth century and the present day. This book is an excellent and very readable story of the rich heritage of this very misunderstood country.
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Fox-Genovese, Genovese: Slavery in White and Black: Class and Race in the Southern Slaveholders' New World Order. Paperback

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  • Slavery in White and Black: Class and Race in the Southern Slaveholders' New World Order. Paperback
  • Elizabeth Fox-Genovese and Eugene D. Genovese
  • 332 pages. 2008. Southern slaveholders proudly pronounced themselves orthodox Christians, who accepted responsibility for the welfare of the people who worked for them. They proclaimed that their slaves enjoyed a better and more secure life than any laboring class in the world.

Frankenberg: Der Schwarze Kontinent: Pharaonensymbolik. Nommologische Semester - Reihe

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  • Schwarze Kontinent: Pharaonensymbolik. Nommologische Semester - Reihe Band III.
  • Gisela von Frankenberg
  • 164 Seiten, viele Abbildungen. Mit u.a. Schoepfungsgeschichte. Die Sirius-Genese. Das Afrikanische Kunstprinzip. Feste und Mysterienspiele. Aegyptische Goettersysteme. Die Pyramide. Das Land Aegypten. Totenbuch / Dynastienliste. Pharaonensymbolik I, II, und III. Motion-Art

Gilley: An Autosegmental Approach to Shilluk Phonology. Paperback

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  • Autosegmental Approach to Shilluk Phonology. Paperback
  • Leoma G. Gilley
  • 221 pages, with references, index. 1992. (Shiluk is spoken in the Sudan)

Hamilton: Terrific Majesty. The Powers of Shaka Zulu and the Limits of Historical Invention. Paperback

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  • Terrific Majesty. The Powers of Shaka Zulu and the Limits of Historical Invention. Paperback
  • by Carolyn Hamilton
  • xii, 278 pages. 1998
  • Opruiming, was E24,99
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Harms: Games against Nature. An Eco-Culture History of the Nunu of Equatorial Africa. Paperback

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  • Games against Nature. An Eco-Culture History of the Nunu of Equatorial Africa. Paperback
  • by Robert Harms. 296 pages, 1 line diagram 10 maps. 1999, with a new preface. Robert Harms makes an important advance in this book toward recovering that history by telling the story of the Nunu, who live in and around the swampy floodplains of the middle Zaire River.

Heald: Manhood and Morality: Sex, Violence and Ritual in Gisu Society. Paperback

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  • Manhood and Morality: Sex, Violence and Ritual in Gisu Society. Paperback
  • by Suzette Heald
  • 208 pages. 1999. An impressive and meticulously crafted African ethnography, which has theoretical and practical relevance for understanding masculinity and violence in general. It explores issues of male identity among the Gisu of Uganda and the moral dilemma faced by men who define themselves by their capacity for violence

Heiser: Äthiopien erhebe seine Hände zu Gott! Hardcover

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  • Äthiopien erhebe seine Hände zu Gott! Die Äthiopische Kirche in ihren Bildern und Gebeten. Schriftenreihe des Patristischen Zentrums Koinonia-Oriens. Bd.49.
  • Lothat Heiser 2000. 396 S. m. zahlr. Farbabb. 20 cm. Gebunden
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Holloway: Monique and the Mango Rains. Two Years with a Midwife in Mali

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  • Monique and the Mango Rains. Two Years with a Midwife in Mali. Paperback
  • Kris Holloway
  • 212 pages. 2007. It is a tale of Monique’s unquenchable passion to better the lives of women and children in the face of poverty, unhappy marriages, and endless backbreaking work, as well as her tragic and ironic death.

Iliffe: Africans. The History of a Continent. 2nd Edition. Paperback

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  • Africans. The History of a Continent. 2nd Edition, Paperback
  • by John Iliffe
  • viii, 365 pages, maps, index. 2nd Edition 2007

Jackson: Barawa and the Ways Birds Fly in the Sky. Cloth

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  • Barawa and the Ways Birds Fly in the Sky. An Ethographic Novel. Cloth
  • Michael Jackson
  • 210 pages, with 1 map, 1 illustration, Kuranko Glossary. 1986. Dustjacket is damaged, reduced price

Jacobs: Environment, Power, and Injustice. A South African History. Paperback

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  • Environment, Power, and Injustice. A South African History. Paperback.
  • Nancy J. Jacobs
  • 322 pages 6 line diagrams 15 half-tones 3 tables 6 maps. 2003. This book presents the socio-environmental history of black people around Kuruman, on the edge of the Kalahari in South Africa. She shows how the human relationship with the environment corresponded to differences of class, gender, and race.

Jaggar: Hausa, London Oriental and African Language Library. Hardbound

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  • Hausa. London Oriental and African Language Library
  • by Philip J. Jaggar
  • xxxiv, 754 pages. 2001. Hausa is a major world language, spoken as a mother tongue by more than 30 million people in northern Nigeria and southern parts of Niger, in addition to diaspora communities of traders, Muslim scholars and immigrants in urban areas of West Africa, e.g. southern Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo, and the Blue Nile province of the Sudan.

Jansen: Het Sunjata-epos, zoals verteld in Kela (Mali). Paperback

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  • Sunjata-epos, zoals verteld in Kela (Mali). Paperback
  • door Jan Jansen
  • 145 pagina’s. 2005. Opruiming

John: The Plantation Slaves of Trinidad, 1783-1816. A Mathematical and Demographic Enquiry. New edition. Paperback

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  • Plantation Slaves of Trinidad, 1783-1816. A Mathematical and Demographic Enquiry. New edition. Paperback
  • by A. Meredith John. 275 pages. 2004. This study of the slave plantation of Trinidad is based on the Trinidadian slave registration of 1813, 1815, and 1816, when the Registrar of Slaves recorded information on 17,087 plantation slaves.

Kenyon: Five Women of Sennar. Culture and Change in Central Sudan, Second Edition

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  • Five Women of Sennar. Culture and Change in Central Sudan, Second Edition
  • Susan M. Kenyon
  • 237 pages. 2004. In this second edition of the highly regarded original, five Muslim women and their families from the town of Sennar, Central Sudan, update their life stories.

Kusimba: East African Archaeology: Foragers, Potters, Smiths, and Traders. Hardcover

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  • East African Archaeology: Foragers, Potters, Smiths, and Traders. Hardcover
  • edited by Chapurukha M. Kusimba and Sibel Barut Kusimba
  • xiii, 226 pages. 2003

Larkin: Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria. Paperback

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  • Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria. Paperback
  • by Brian Larkin. xi, 313 pages. 2008

Law: From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce. The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa. Paperback

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  • From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce. The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa. Paperback (now hardback at paperbackprice)
  • Edited by Robin Law
  • 291 pages. 2002. Approaching the subject from an African, rather than a European or American, perspective, the case studies consider the effects of transition on the African societies involved.

Lawson: Religions of Africa. Traditions in Transformation. Paperback

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  • Religions of Africa. Traditions in Transformation. Paperback
  • by E. Thomas Lawson
  • 106 pages. 1985. A solid basis for understanding the whole spectrum of the religions of Africa! Lawson presents the history, myths, rituals, institutions, and sociocultural patterns of two representative groups: the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Zulu of South Africa.

Lenssen-Erz: Brandberg, Der Bilderberg Namibias. Kunst und Geschichte einer Urlandschaft. Gebunden

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  • Brandberg, der Bilderberg Namibias. Kunst und Geschichte einer Urlandschaft. Gebunden, 31cm
  • Tilman Lenssen-Erz und Marie-Theres Erz. Herausgegeben von Gerhard Bosinski. 
  • 127 Seiten, mit Zeichnungen sowie zahlreichen farbigen Fotos und Karten. 2000. Dieser Band dokumentiert die Geschichte des Berges. Er versucht das Leben der urgeschichtlichen Jäger und Sammler zu beantworten und zeigt mit einzigartigem Bildmaterial die faszinierenden Wandmalereien.

Leslau: Concise Amharic Dictionary: Amharic-English and English-Amharic. Hardback

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  • Concise Amharic Dictionary: Amharic-English and English-Amharic. Hardback
  • Wolf Leslau
  • xiv, 538 pages. 1976, 1993

Leslau: Introductory Grammar of Amharic. Paperback

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  • Introductory Grammar of Amharic. Paperback / Broschiert
  • Wolf Leslau
  • xix, 232 Seiten. 2000. This book closes the gap for beginners who want to study the Amharic language and had difficulties in finding the right grammar for this purpose. The new book gives all the grammatical forms and the sentences of the present grammar in Amharic script and in phonetic transcription. The illustrative examples have a free and a literal translation.

Leslau: Reference Grammar of Amharic. Hardback

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  • Reference Grammar of Amharic. Hardback
  • Wolf Leslau
  • xlv, 1044 pages. 1995

Lonely Planet Ethiopian Amharic Phrasebook. Second edition. Lonely Planet Language Survival Kit

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  • Lonely Planet Ethiopian Amharic Phrasebook. Second edition. Lonely Planet Language Survival Kit
  • by Cath Snow
  • 264 pages. This phrasebook features: a comprehensive section on hospitality and greetings; a clear pronounciation guide; Amharic script throughout; and cultural tips on food and shopping

Maclaren: African Exploits. The Diaries of William Stairs 1887 - 1892. Cloth

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  • African Exploits. The Diaries of William Stairs 1887 - 1892. Cloth
  • by William G. Stairs, Roy Maclaren
  • 428 pages, illustrated, bibliography, index. 1998. These are the diaries of a young Canadian caught up in European expansion into Africa in the 1880s. They are a record of William Stairs's two African expeditions, and of the devastating clash of cultures that occurred during the imperial scramble for the "dark continent"

Marcus: A History of Ethiopia. Paperback

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  • History of Ethiopia. Paperback
  • by Harold G. Marcus
  • xix, 316 pages, 40 photographs, 9 maps, glossary, bibliography, index. 2002. Surveying the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistoric to modern times, this study demonstrates that there is more to Ethiopia's existence than colonial logic. It shows how geography, economics and culture have served to unite Ethiopians
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Middleton: African Merchants of the Indian Ocean. Swahili of the East African Coast

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  • African Merchants of the Indian Ocean. Swahili of the East African Coast
    John Middleton
  • 134 pages. 2004. This serves as an introduction to an unusual people of eastern Africa known as Swahili. Middleton describes their highly stratified, merchant society and civilization, documenting their importance both for anthropologists and for others interested in Africa.

Mills: Senoufo Phonology, Discourse to Syllable. ( A Prosodic Approach). Paperback

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  • Senoufo Phonology, Discourse to Syllable. ( A Prosodic Approach). Paperback
  • By Mills
  • 242 pages, glossary, bibliography, index. 1984. (Senoufo is West-African Language )

Morgan: Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy 1660-1800. Hardbound

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  • Slavery, Atlantic Trade and the British Economy 1660-1800. Hardbound
  • by Kenneth Morgan
  • 129 pages, 3 tables, 3 maps, bibliography, index. 2001. This book considers the impact of slavery and Atlantic trade on British economic development in the generations between the restoration of the Stuart monarchy and the era of the Younger Pitt.
  • Hardback for Paperback price.

Murray: Cultural Atlas of Africa. Revised edition. Hardback

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  • Cultural Atlas of Africa. Revised edition. Hardback
  • Jocelyn Murray
  • 240 pages, 96 maps, 248 colour and 85 black-white illustrations. 1998. Revised edition of a widely praised survey of the culture, history, and geography of Africa features a new chapter on prehistoric man, new illustrations, and a new map on AIDS