Bantu Africa: 3500 Bce to Present (African World Histories) (Paperback)

Bantu Africa: 3500 Bce to Present (African World Histories) By Catherine Cymone Fourshey, Rhonda M. Gonzales, Christine Saidi Cover Image
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Combining history, archaeology, anthropology, and linguistics, Bantu Africa: 3500 BCE to Present, synthesizes current scholarship on one of the most important cultural zones in world history--an area larger than the United States--whose traditions span several thousand years. The authors show
how Bantu cultural ideas continue to shape modern realities in new contexts. By examining the cultural, political, religious, economic, and social issues in the Bantu world, Bantu Africa gives students an understanding of the long-term history of an immense cultural zone. The book also addresses the
types of social relationships Bantu-speaking people had with people of distinct linguistic and cultural traditions, the kinds of innovations that came out of those cross-cultural interactions, the tactics they used to negotiate societal tensions, the ways in which gender and seniority dynamics
influenced societal institutions, and the extent to which Bantu-speaking people shaped Atlantic and Indian Ocean History.

About the Author

Catherine Cymone Fourshey is Associate Professor and holds the John D. MacArthur Chair in History and International Relations at Bucknell University. Rhonda M. Gonzales is Professor of History at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Christine Saidi is Professor of History at Kutztown University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199342457
ISBN-10: 0199342458
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2017
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: African World Histories