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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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Kambona, Oscar Salathiel (1928)

paul bjerk.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1022 words.

Tanzanian nationalist and politician, was born on 13 August 1928 in Kwambe village near Mbamba Bay in the district of

Obama, Hussein Onyango (1895)

robert maxon.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 994 words.

Kenyan herbalist, cook, farmer, and the paternal grandfather of US President Barack Obama, was born in Kanyadhiang near Kendu Bay

Marcus Garvey

Tony Martin.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 3136 words.

Marcus Garvey (b. 17 August 1887, St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica; d. 10 June 1940, London) built the Universal

Kanyama Chiume, Murray William (1929)

owen j. m. kalinga.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1392 words.

teacher, politician, and Malawi’s first minister of information, was born on 22 November 1929 at Usisya in Nkata Bay District,

Chirwa, Orton Edgar Ching’oli (1919)

owen j. m. kalinga.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1195 words.

Malawi’s first African attorney and first minister of justice, was born on 30 June 1919, in Nkata Bay District,

Chisiza, Dunduzu Kaluli (1930)

owen j. m. kalinga.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1154 words.

leading economic thinker in Malawi’s decolonization movement, was born in Kaluli Village, Florence Bay (now Chitimba), in British Nyasaland. The

The History of Angola

Jeremy Ball.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: African History. 13987 words.

Angola’s contemporary political boundaries resulted from 20th-century colonialism. The roots of Angola, however, reach far into the past. When Portuguese caravels arrived in the Congo River...

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Archaeology of Colonial Settlement at the Cape

Antonia Malan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History

P ublished online November 2019 .

Article. Subjects: African History. 9988 words.

Colonial settlement at the southern tip of Africa was pre-dated by 150 years of occasional encounters with European mariners. They touched on the coast to refresh water barrels, barter for...

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Catholicism

Allyson M. Poska.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 6532 words.

The Roman Catholic Church was the single largest institution of the early modern Atlantic world. Its reach extended from the Low Countries to West Africa on one side of the Atlantic and...

British American Port Cities

Kenneth Morgan.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online August 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 8849 words.

British American port cities were an important part of the social, economic, cultural, and political fabric of North America and the West Indies in the early modern period. Although...

Morocco

Dale Eickelman.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9382 words.

Morocco shows the most marked ecological diversity of any of the North African countries, consisting of the Rif and Atlas mountain chains, the fertile coastal and interior plains situated...

Namibia

Chris Saunders.

in African Studies

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 9605 words.

The present country of Namibia, which became independent in March 1990, includes what was the former territory of German South-West Africa, along with the enclave of Walvis Bay, which was...

Tobacco

Barbara Hahn.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 9153 words.

Tobacco is a New World plant. It first came to the notice of Europeans when Columbus made landfall in the Caribbean. His sailors remarked its use by Native Americans, and its commodity...

Native Americans and the Atlantic World

James Taylor Carson.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 9681 words.

The Atlantic World is an historical concept that frames the histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas from the opening of the age of European exploration to the ending of the American...

Native Americans and the Atlantic World

James Taylor Carson.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 9681 words.

The Atlantic World is an historical concept that frames the histories of Europe, Africa, and the Americas from the opening of the age of European exploration to the ending of the American...

Britain and Empire, 1685-1730

Gabriel Glickman.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online October 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 14309 words.

The half century that followed the coronation of James II brought an escalation in English interest in the possibility of empire outside Europe. Through the 17th century, 300,000 Englishmen...

Cod in the Atlantic World

Kurt Korneski.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online May 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 6655 words.

Though “cod” may refer to one of a number of species falling under the genus Gadus, including the Greenland cod and Arctic cod, the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)—“the fish that changed the...

Rio de Janeiro

Ronald Raminelli.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 8490 words.

From the 17th century on, the city of Rio de Janeiro was an important urban center in the southern Atlantic, connected to Lisbon, Buenos Aires, Angola, the Mina Coast in western Africa, and...

Plantations in the Atlantic World

Christer Petley.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 10190 words.

In the 16th century, “the plantation” referred to an area of overseas settlement by English settlers, such as the plantation in Ulster or those in Massachusetts Bay or Virginia. During the...