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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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Art, Art History, and the Study of Africa

Patrick McNaughton and Diane Pelrine.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 12881 words.

African cultures have created sumptuous and subtle art in numerous materials for many millennia. Change has been constant, as we know from the ancient arts of Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Mali....

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Arts of Central Africa

Allen F. Roberts.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13623 words.

Central Africa consists of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC, the Republic of the Congo or Congo/Brazza, the Central African Republic or CAR, and the Republics of Chad, Burundi,...

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Arts of Western Africa

Mary Jo Arnoldi.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 17496 words.

West African arts include many of the most outstanding works from the continent and in the world. Home to both large empires and nomadic groups, this region has produced cultures that have...

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Asante and the Akan and Mossi States

Pashington Obeng.

in African Studies

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16148 words.

Studies of the Asante, Akan, and Mossi show the importance of migration, language, identity, polity, trade, and state expansion. Earlier works focused exclusively on either the Akan and the...

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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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Atlantic Slave Trade

Herbert S. Klein.

in African Studies

P ublished online January 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 8892 words.

The Atlantic slave trade remained one of the least studied areas in modern Western historiography until the middle of the 20th century. This late start was not due to any lack of sources,...

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Bantu Expansion

Kathryn M. de Luna.

in African Studies

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16599 words.

The Bantu languages, a closely-knit family of 440 to 680 languages (depending on how one distinguishes between a language and a dialect), are spoken across the southern third of the African...

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Belgian Colonial Rule

Matthew G. Stanard.

in African Studies

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15184 words.

Central Africa’s long history witnessed growing connections to the world beyond as a result of the Atlantic slave trade and then increasing activity by East African Swahili traders and...

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Benin (Dahomey)

Mathurin C. Houngnikpo.

in African Studies

P ublished online May 2015 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 16141 words.

Benin is the site of the former West African kingdom of Dahomey that gained prominence around 1600. The kingdom became a regional power for the following two-and-a-half centuries, thanks to...

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