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African Studies

Edited by Thomas Spear.

P ublished online October 2012 .

Research Guide. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

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Akbar

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music — Islam — Society and Culture — World History.

(b. 1542, r. 1556–1605)

Mughal emperor, known as ‘The Great’. He showed a constructive interest in

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Ancient Egypt

Toby Wilkinson.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10708 words.

Ancient Egypt produced the longest-lived civilization of the ancient world and one of the most stable systems of government in human history. The surviving artifacts and monuments from the...

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André Brink

Isidore Diala.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 20079 words.

André Philippus Brink (b. 1935—d. 2015) is acclaimed as one of South Africa’s foremost writers. Internationally renowned novelist, playwright, scholar, critic, translator, travel writer,...

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Architecture

Antoni Scholtens Folkers.

in African Studies

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9723 words.

This bibliography approaches the topic of architecture from a broad perspective, subdividing it into the disciplines of architectural history, building technology, urbanism, and...

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Athol Fugard

Marianne McDonald.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12661 words.

Since the 1950s, the searing plays of South African playwright Athol Fugard (born 1932 in Middelburg, South Africa) have traced the history of his nation and its people. Known as the...

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Bahiṇābāī

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Hinduism — Social and Cultural History.

(c.1628–c.1700)

A Vaiṣṇava poet-saint from Maharashtra. She left an autobiography (Ātmanivedana) in

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Begum Akhtar

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Social and Cultural History.

She was earlier known as Akhtaribai Faizabadi.

Her mother Mushtaribai trained Akhtar in the primers of music. During her

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Cameroon

Benedict Nantang Jua.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 21152 words.

The Republic of Cameroon, nested between West and Central Africa, covers an area of 183,520 square miles and shares borders with Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African...

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chant

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Indian Music.

To chant is to utter words musically in a prescribed ritualistic manner, particularly in sacred music, for example, to chant

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