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 traditionnal religions with Christhianity and Islam.
Volume I: Methodology and African Prehistory
Volume II: Ancient Civilizations of Africa
Volume III: Africa from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century
Volume IV: Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century
Volume VI: Africa in the Nineteenth Century until the 1880s
Volume VII: Africa under Colonial Domination 1880-1935
Volume VIII: Africa since 1935