Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas

Editor/Author Derricourt, Robin
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Pluto Press

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ISBN: 978-0-74-533106-5
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 8
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Inventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continent's deep past.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface: The construction of African pasts
  • 1. The changing shape and perception of ‘Africa’
  • 2. Mythic and mystic Africa
  • 3. Looking both ways: the enigma of Raymond Dart
  • 4. Egos and fossils
  • 5. Stirring the gene pool: human ancestors from Africa to the wider world
  • 6. Ancient Egypt and African sources of civilisation
  • 7. Old states good, new states bad
  • 8. The present of the past