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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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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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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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Equatorial Guinea

Alicia Campos Serrano.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 10703 words.

The state of Equatorial Guinea is the product of the patchy Spanish colonization in the Gulf of Guinea since the mid-19th century and the success of the nationalist movement in obtaining a...

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French Colonial Rule

Ruth Ginio and Jennifer Sessions.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15568 words.

The French presence in Africa dates to the 17th century, but the main period of colonial expansion came in the 19th century with the invasion of Ottoman Algiers in 1830, conquests in West...

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Genocide in Rwanda

Susan Thomson.

in African Studies

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 14553 words.

In the early 1990s, Rwanda was devastated by civil war and genocide. From April to July 1994, an interim government lead by ethnic Hutu extremists implemented the systematic murder of...

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Mauritania

Katherine Ann Wiley.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13668 words.

While relatively understudied as compared to many of its neighbors, Mauritania has a rich history. As a place where North and West Africa meet, ideologies, diverse people, and goods carried...

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States of the Zimbabwe Plateau and Zambezi Valley

Maria Schoeman.

in African Studies

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12002 words.

Since the 10th century ad various African states developed, rose to prominence, competed with other polities, and declined on the Zimbabwean plateau and in the adjacent Zambezi and Limpopo...

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Togo

Alexander Keese.

in African Studies

P ublished online January 2016 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 11617 words.

Togo is a territory with long borders that were artificially created by European intrusion around 1884 and in 1920 through the division of the German colony between the British and the...

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