UNESCO General History of Africa, Volume 5: Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century

UNESCO General History of Africa, Volume 5: Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century


This groundbreaking work was the first of its type to present the entire history of the African continent. The collection sheds light on the pre-colonial era and interweaves Africa’s destiny with the rest of humanity’s, examining its interaction with other continents and the role of Africans in the dialogue between civilizations. Published in eight volumes.

Volume V covers a crucial period in African history where populations of the different regions gathered to create social, economic, religious, cultural and politic entities which constitute contemporary African peoples. The volume studies the beginning of the slave trade and the coexistence of traditional religions with Christianity and Islam.

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