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Farmers, kings, and traders: The people of southern Africa, 200-1860

Hall, M 1990, Farmers, kings, and traders: The people of southern Africa, 200-1860 , University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

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Abstract

In this overview of the origins and development of black societies in southern Africa, Martin Hall reconstructs the region's past by throughly examining both the archaeological and the historical records. Beginning with the gradual southward movement of the earliest farmers nearly two thousand years ago, Hall tracks the emergence of precolonial states such as Mapungubwe and Great Zimbabwe. Farmers, Kings, and Traders concludes with the devastating effects of colonialism. Through a close reading of the accounts of early travelers, colonialists, archaeologists, and historians, Hall places in context the often contradictory histories that have been written of this region. The result is an illuminating look at how ideas about the past have themselves changed over time.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Africa, Southern -- History -- To 1899. Africa, Southern -- Civilization
Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Strategic Leadership Team
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Refereed: No
ISBN: 0226313263
Depositing User: AL Sherwin
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 15:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/7467

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