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    DescriptionThe Fourth Congress of the Association of African historians was held in Addis Ababa in May 2007. These 21 papers are a key selection of the papers presented there, with an introduction by the distinguished historian Bahru Zewde. Given the contemporary salience and the historical depth of the issue of identity, the congress was devoted to that global phenomenon within Africa. The papers explore and analyse the issue of identity in its diverse temporal settings, from its pre-colonial roots to its cotemporary manifestations. The papers are divided into six parts: Pre-Colonial Identities; Colonialism and Identity; Conceptions of the Nation-State and Identity; Identity-Based Conflicts; Migration and Acculturation; and Memory, History and Identity. The authors are scholars from Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Bahru Zewde is Emeritus Professor of History at Addis Ababa University, Executive Director of the Forum for Social Studies, and Vice-President of the Association of African Historians. He was formerly Chairperson of the Department of History and Director of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies at Addis Ababa University. Amongst his publication is A History of Modern Ethiopia 1855-1991.


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    Title
    Society, State and Identity in African History
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Bahru Zewde
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 759 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789994450251
    ISBN 10: 9994450255
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27780
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    BISAC V2.8: LAW055000
    DC22: 306.2096
    Publisher
    Forum for Social Studies
    Imprint name
    Forum for Social Studies
    Publication date
    29 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London