Fortunes of Africa

Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, African History
Paperback Published on: 04/06/2015
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Synopsis

In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future. This is history on an epic scale.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781471135453
  • Number of pages: 768
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm

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