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The Resource The great lakes of Africa : two thousand years of history, Jean-Pierre Chrétien ; translated by Scott Straus

The great lakes of Africa : two thousand years of history, Jean-Pierre Chrétien ; translated by Scott Straus

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The great lakes of Africa : two thousand years of history
Title
The great lakes of Africa
Title remainder
two thousand years of history
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Pierre Chrétien ; translated by Scott Straus
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "Finally, the author shows how the Independent states of the post-colonial era, in particular Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda, have been trapped by their colonial and pre-colonial legacies, and especially by the racial rewriting of the latter by the former. Today, argues Chretien, the Great Lakes of Africa is a crucial region for historical research: not only because its history is particularly fascinating but also because the tragedies of its present are very much a function of the political manipulations of its past."--BOOK JACKET
  • "The Great Lakes of Africa: Two Thousand Years of History first retraces the human settlement and the formation of kingdoms around the sources of the Nile, which were "discovered" by European explorers around 1860. Chretien then describes these kingdoms' complex social and political organization and analyzes how the colonizers - German, British, and Belgian - not only transformed and exploited the existing power structures, but also projected their own racial categories onto them."
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DLC
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967.6
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT365.5
LC item number
.C4613 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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two thousand years of history
Label
The great lakes of Africa : two thousand years of history, Jean-Pierre Chrétien ; translated by Scott Straus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Writing History in Africa -- I. An Ancient Human Settlement and Its Enigmas -- II. The Emergence of Kingship: Power and Religion -- III. The Formation of Monarchical States -- IV. Colonial Trusteeships and Reconstructions of Tradition -- V. Regained Independence and the Obsession with Genocide -- Conclusion: The Fragments of History
Extent
503p. cm.
Isbn
9781890951344
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2002191001
System control number
(Sirsi) a291458
Label
The great lakes of Africa : two thousand years of history, Jean-Pierre Chrétien ; translated by Scott Straus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Writing History in Africa -- I. An Ancient Human Settlement and Its Enigmas -- II. The Emergence of Kingship: Power and Religion -- III. The Formation of Monarchical States -- IV. Colonial Trusteeships and Reconstructions of Tradition -- V. Regained Independence and the Obsession with Genocide -- Conclusion: The Fragments of History
Extent
503p. cm.
Isbn
9781890951344
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2002191001
System control number
(Sirsi) a291458

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