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Author Derricourt, Robin M.

Title Inventing Africa : history, archaeology and ideas / Robin Derricourt.

Imprint London ; New York : Pluto Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  960 D448i 2011    ---  Available
Description xi, 183 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-176) and index.
Contents The construction of African pasts -- The changing shape and perception of "Africa" -- Mythic and mystic Africa -- Looking both ways : the enigma of Raymond Dart -- Egos and fossils -- Stirring the gene pool : human ancestors from Africa to the wider world -- Ancient Egypt and African sources of civilisation -- Old states good, new states bad -- The present of the past.
Summary "Inventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continent's deep past. Writers have created alluring images of lost cities, vast prehistoric migrations and golden ages of past civilisations. Debates continue on the African origins of humankind, the contributions of ancient Egypt to the world and Africa's importance to global history."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Africa -- Historiography.
Africa -- Antiquities.
Africa -- Civilization -- Historiography.
ISBN 9780745331058 (pbk.)
9780745331065 (hbk.)
0745331068 (hbk.)
074533105X (pbk.)

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