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    DescriptionBrilliantly written and thoroughly engaging, the new edition of this groundbreaking book examines the full range of African-European encounters from an unfamiliar African perspective rather than from the customary European one. Updated to include new research, maps, and illustrations, Africa'sDiscovery of Europe, 1450-1850, Second Edition, concludes with an expanded epilogue that extends the themes of African-European commercial and cultural interaction to the present day. By featuring vivid life stories of individual Africans and drawing upon their many recorded sentiments, David Northrup presents African perspectives that persuasively challenge stereotypes about African-European relations as they unfolded in Africa, Europe, and the Atlantic world between 1450 and 1850. Acclaimed by students in classroom settings ranging from secondary schools to graduate colloquia, the text features thematically organized chapters that explore first impressions, religion and politics, commerce and culture, imported goods and technology, the Middle Passage, and Africans in Europe. In addition, Northrup offers a thoughtful examination of Africans' relations--intellectual, commercial, cultural, and sexual--with Europeans, tracing how the patterns of behavior that emerged from these encounters shaped pre-colonial Africa. The book concludes with an examination of the roles of race, class, and culture in early modern times, pointing out which themes in Africa's continuing discovery of Europe after 1850 were similar to earlier patterns, and why other themes were different. Brief, inexpensive, and accessible, the second edition of Africa's Discovery of Europe offers an insightful look at the tumultuous and enduring relations between these two continents.


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    Title
    Africa's Discovery of Europe 1450-1850
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of History David Northrup
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195340532
    ISBN 10: 0195340531
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 303.48670409
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 303.48670409
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 303.48/67040903
    LC classification: DT353.5.E9 N67 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    29 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York