The Historian in Tropical Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961 (Paperback)

The Historian in Tropical Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961 By Jan Vansina (Editor), R. Mauny (Editor), L. V. Thomas (Editor) Cover Image

The Historian in Tropical Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Fourth International African Seminar at the University of Dakar, Senegal 1961 (Paperback)

By Jan Vansina (Editor), R. Mauny (Editor), L. V. Thomas (Editor)

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Originally published in 1964 these papers discuss the recovery and critical interpretation of oral traditions and written documents, problems of dating and analysis of material from archaeological sites, the use of linguistic evidence, and methods of historical reconstruction concerning techniques, art styles and changes in social organization. Consideration is also given to wider problems concerning the pre-colonial history of certain parts of Africa. Attitudes towards the study and understanding of various aspects of historical develoment both among scholars and the public are also reviewed.

Product Details ISBN: 9781138599123
ISBN-10: 1138599123
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 29th, 2020
Pages: 436
Language: English