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Author Meredith, Martin.
Title The fortunes of Africa : a 5000-year history of wealth, greed, and endeavour / Martin Meredith.
Publication Info. New York : Public Affairs, 2014.
Open Library Cover
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Edition First edition.
Description xxii, 745 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 702-718) and index.
Contents Land of the pharaohs -- Venture into the interior -- A clash of empires -- Death on the Nile -- Roman interlude -- Saints and schisms -- The Arab conquest -- Highways of the desert -- Zanj -- A chain of crosses -- In the land of Prester John -- The Middle Passage -- Southern frontiers -- Mamluks and Ottomans -- The black guard -- The sword of truth -- A matter of faith -- The gates of Africa -- The Pasha -- Pieds noirs -- Bibles, ploughs and bullets -- Masters and servants -- The people of the heavens -- Republics on the highveld -- The missionaries' road -- The tunes of Zanzibar -- Unlocking the Congo -- The pearl of Africa -- A game of thrones -- The Khedive -- Equatoria -- Delegate of the people -- The expected one -- Diamond fever -- The fellowship of Afrikaners -- The washing of spears -- A chosen people -- The most powerful company in the world -- This magnificent cake -- Spheres of interest -- The eagle and the lion -- Carving up the Niger -- By right of conquest -- New flower -- Omdurman -- A desert fraternity -- Bula Matari -- The rubber regime -- A tale of two towns -- The road to Ophir -- Marching to Pretoria -- The extermination order -- Interregnum -- A veiled protectorate -- Elect of God -- The goal of mastery -- The turn of the tide -- Before the deluge -- Revolution on the Nile -- The nationalist urge -- Gone with the wind -- 'An honourable exit' -- The Congo bet -- In the name of apartheid -- The first dance of freedom -- Coups and dictators -- Lost decades -- Liberation wars -- In search of democracy -- Soldiers of God -- Platinum life.
Subject Africa -- History.
Added Title Africa
5000-year history of wealth, greed, and endeavour
Five thousand year history of wealth, greed, and endeavour
ISBN 9781610394598
1610394593