The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought : 2-volume set

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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1024 pages
  • 256.54 x 320.04 x 182.88mm | 3,787.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195334736
  • 9780195334739
  • 2,043,709

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..".the well-researched and readable content along with the attractive layout and quality binding will entice scholars to purchase their own sets. Highly recommended for academic libraries supporting African, African American, or philosophy studies."--Library Journal, Starred Review"It provides insights into the thinking, writings, and accomplishments of a wide compass of people, as well as terms, concepts, cultural phenomena, movements, and events that are too little known in the West...this outstanding resource brings together a broadened, comprehensive understanding of a major part of the globe for large public and academic libraries."--Booklist, Starred Review"The encyclopedia makes, I believe, an important contribution to international scholarship in identifying the width and depth of African concepts and ideas in this field...Oxford University Press really have a winner here."--Reference Reviews ."..the well-researched and readable content along with the attractive layout and quality binding will entice scholars to purchase their own sets. Highly recommended for academic libraries supporting African, African American, or philosophy studies."--Library Journal, Starred Review"It provides insights into the thinking, writings, and accomplishments of a wide compass of people, as well as terms, concepts, cultural phenomena, movements, and events that are too little known in the West...this outstanding resource brings together a broadened, comprehensive understanding of a major part of the globe for large public and academic libraries."--Booklist, Starred Review"The encyclopedia makes, I believe, an important contribution to international scholarship in identifying the width and depth of African concepts and ideas in this field...Oxford University Press really have a winner here."--Reference Reviewsshow more

About F. Abiola Irele

F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo are currently teaching in the African and African-American studies department at Harvard University. Irele's The African Experience in Literature and Ideology is a fundamental text in the field. Biodun Jeyifo is a former director of the WEB DuBois Institute at Harvard.show more

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