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    DescriptionAfrica in the Iron Age is a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to African history between about 500 B.C. and A.D. 1400. The authors are not so much concerned with a particular technological revolution as the enormous changes - political, social and economic - that took place during the period 500 B.C.-A.D. 1400 all over the African continent. The book falls into three parts. Early chapters describe conditions about 500 B.C. when North Africa is already in the Bronze Age, Middle Africa is engaged in Stone Age farming and south of the Sahara most men live by hunting and gathering food. Between 500 B.C. and A.D. 1000 life in settled communities becomes normal throughout the continent. Finally, the Iron Age sees the rise of state systems, the development of long-distance trade and the spread of Islam and Monophysite Christianity. Any study of this period has to combine historical and archaeological methods in the search for evidence and in the subsequent interpretation of data. While literary evidence does exist for the period, Iron Age archaeology necessarily supplies most of the evidence examined. Roland Oliver is a leading African historian and the author of several standard books on the subject. Brian Fagan is an acknowledged expert on African Iron Age archaeology.


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    Title
    Africa in the Iron Age
    Subtitle
    c.500 BC-1400 AD
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roland Oliver, By (author) Brian M. Fagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521099004
    ISBN 10: 0521099005
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    DC22: 960
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    Abridged Dewey: 960
    DC18: 960
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    LC classification: DT20
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GN780.4.A1 O44
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHH
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    19 November 1975
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    List of figures; Preface; 1. Northern Africa at the end of the Bronze Age; 2. Early food production in middle Africa; 3. Late Stone Age hunter-gatherers in Africa south of the Equator; 4. North-east Africa and the Greek-speaking world; 5. North Africa and its invaders from 500 B.C. till the Arab conquests; 6. Sub-Saharan West Africa in the Early Iron Age - 500 B.C. to A.D. 1000; 7. West-central Africa around the first millennium A.D.; 8. East Africa to about the eleventh century; 9. South-central Africa to the eleventh century; 10. South of the Limpopo and the Kalahari; 11. Muslim Egypt and Christian Nubia; 12. Christianity and Islam in north-east Africa; 13. The eastern Maghrib and the central Sudan during the early Muslim period; 14. The western Maghrib and Sudan c. 700-1250; 15. Mali and its neighbours c. 1250-1450; 16. West Africa south of Hausaland c. 700-1400; 17. Eastern Africa and the outside world c. 1000-1400; 18. States and trading systems of central Africa c. 1000-1400; Index.