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Development of Early Farming and Pastoralism

Andrew B. Smith

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Development of Early Farming and Pastoralism Introduction Before the advent of food production, individual hunting populations in Africa were ...

Diaspora, Kongo Atlantic

John M. Janzen

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Kongo Atlantic Diaspora Introduction The full African diaspora must include references to actors, localities, or cultural features in the Medi...

Disease and African Society

Shane Doyle

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Disease and African SocietyIntroductionDisease in Africa has been the subject of a large number of rich studies. This article’s focus on disease causa...


Kenneth Menkhaus, Claire Metelits

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Djibouti Introduction Djibouti is one of the most understudied countries in Africa. Known for its small size (it is roughly equivalent to the ...


Robert Launay

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Dyula ...

Early States And State Formation In Africa

Graham Connah

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Early States and State Formation in Africa Introduction Archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, geographers, and other schol...

Early States of the Western Sudan

Susan Keech McIntosh, David C. Conrad

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Early States of the Western SudanIntroductionFrom the late 8th century to 1500 ce, a series of major polities emerged in the Sudanic zone between the ...

Economic Anthropology

Peter Lockwood, Constance Smith

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2020-06-24

Economic AnthropologyIntroductionAnthropology has a long and complicated history in Africa, and its study of economic life is no exception. In the ear...

Economic History

Ewout Frankema

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Economic HistoryIntroductionThe study of Africa’s economic past has experienced phases of growth and decline. In the 1960s to 1980s scholarly interest...

Economy, Informal

Martin J. Murray, Dana Kornberg

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Informal Economy Introduction Generally speaking, the term “informal economy” refers to income-generating activities that take place outside o...


Amy Stambach

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

EducationIntroductionEducation in Africa refers to a number of social institutions and teaching practices, including government-run systems of schooli...

Education and the Study of Africa

Corrie Decker

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Education and the Study of Africa Introduction Though some historians and anthropologists have examined precolonial or indigenous forms of soci...


Farha Ghannam

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Egypt Introduction The Arab Republic of Egypt, with around 85 million inhabitants, is the second most populous African country. Located mainly...

Egypt, Ancient

Toby Wilkinson

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Ancient EgyptIntroductionAncient Egypt produced the longest-lived civilization of the ancient world and one of the most stable systems of government i...


A. T. Grove

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

Environment Introduction The environment of Africa, as it is considered here, includes the atmosphere and its behavior over the long and short...

Environmental History

Gregory H. Maddox

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Environmental History Introduction Environmental history, the study of how human societies and the natural world shape each other over time, d...

Equatorial Guinea

Alicia Campos Serrano

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Equatorial GuineaIntroductionThe state of Equatorial Guinea is the product of the patchy Spanish colonization in the Gulf of Guinea since the mid-19th...


Dan Connell

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

EritreaIntroductionHuman settlement in Eritrea stretches back at least 10,000 years with tools discovered in the Barka Valley dating from 8000 bce and...


David H. Shinn

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

EthiopiaIntroductionEthiopia is perhaps the origin of humankind; it is sub-Saharan Africa’s oldest civilization, the second most populous country in a...

Ethnicity and Politics

Crawford Young

Subject: African Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Ethnicity and Politics Introduction Ethnicity is now universally regarded as a key element in the political process in African states. Paradox...

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