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.
Two movements to have major and lasting cultural, political and economic significance on Africa's history are covered by this volume : the increasing influence of Islam and its dissemination and interaction with traditional African culture in northern and western regions, and the Bantu expansion in the south.
Volume I: Methodology and African Prehistory
Volume II: Ancient Civilizations of Africa
Volume IV: Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century
Volume V: Africa from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century
Volume VI: Africa in the Nineteenth Century until the 1880s (out of print)
Volume VII: Africa under Colonial Domination 1880-1935 (out of print)
Volume VIII: Africa since 1935