By A. Adu Boahen
This historical past offers with the twenty-year interval among 1880 and 1900, while nearly all of Africa used to be seized and occupied via the Imperial Powers of Europe. Eurocentric issues of view have ruled the learn of this period, yet during this e-book, one among Africa’s top historians reinterprets the colonial studies from the point of view of the colonized.
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Why is Africa today the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged continent? What will it take to change this situation? Fundamental questions like these serve to spur further research on both the African past and present. There is a desire—indeed a pressing need—to discover more about Africa’s past and to better understand its present. For millions of people around the world, in Africa and elsewhere, it is part of a discovery of their own traditions and heritage as well as those of their neighbors and their ancestors.
Although these features can evolve in different cultures in radically different ways, their basic purpose remains constant. Accordingly, rather than try to cover the evolution of these cultural features in each volume, we offer a more general explanation in Volume I, with the understanding that the details of these cultural touchstones can vary widely from people to people and change over time. On the other hand there are entries related to key cultural and social dimensions whose changes are easier to observe over time.
Carthage dominates North Africa. Hanno explores Africa’s Atlantic coast. The Greco-Roman Period and Beyond 332 BCE Alexander the Great conquers Egypt; Ptolemaic Dynasty begins. xxxviii Time Line 264–146 BCE Period of Punic Wars; Carthage is destroyed. 200 BCE Meroë civilization begins. 30 BCE Roman conquest of Egypt. 24 CE Roman conquest of Nubia. 100 CE Iron technology spreads throughout Africa. 200 CE Christian monasticism in north-eastern Africa. 400 CE Bantu expansion slows down. 350 CE Decline and fall of Meroë.
African Perspectives on Colonialism by A. Adu Boahen