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African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations

African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations African history. Each entry, in addition to its discussion of the topic, includes suggestions for Geography, biography further reading. A lengthy appendix of primary documents is included, as well as a lengthy list of and history references for further information. The entries are very readable and show the knowledge and understanding of each contributor. Mary J. Jarvis RR 2018/221 Assistant Director of Information and Library African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Resources (retired), Cornette Library, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, USA Empires and Civilizations Edited by Saheed Aderinto ABC – CLIO Santa Barbara, CA RR 2018/222 The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern ISBN 978 1 61069 580 0 World History URL: www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx? Chris Cook and John Stevenson pc=A4259C Last visited August 2018 Cambridge University Press Cambridge Contact publisher for pricing information Also available in print (xxxi 1 363 pp. ISBN 978 1 61069 579 4 £69 $89) 2018 ix 1 713 pp. Keywords Africa, Culture, Encyclopedias, History ISBN 978 0 521 84771 1 (print); ISBN 978 1 108 51448 4 Review DOI 10.1108/RR-10-2018-0144 (e-book) This fascinating volume looks at African £120 $150 (print); $42 (e-book) civilizations before the 1880s at which time most of the African continent had been or was in the Keywords Dictionaries, History process of being colonized by the Europeans. It is Review DOI 10.1108/RR-10-2018-0145 primarily intended for use by a non-specialist Chris Cook and John Stevenson are both general audience and by high school and college accomplished and prolific authors. Cook, formerly students and their instructors. senior research officer and head of the Modern The editor, Saheed Aderinto, is an associate Archives Survey at the London School of professor of history at Western Carolina Economics, has produced numerous books, many University. He specializes in African history and of them of reference value. Examples include A has published widely in the area. In his lengthy Dictionary of Historical Terms (1998) and The introduction he outlines the need for such an Routledge Guide to European Political Archives encyclopedia as this. African empires and (2012) (RR 2012/300). Stevenson’s many civilizations covered the length and breadth of the publications include The Routledge Companion to continent; this is an area of history about which Britain in the Eighteenth Century (Gregory and most of us know very little and will profit from Stevenson, 2007)(RR 2008/293). He is a former knowing more. Some of these empires and Reader and Fellow at Worcester College, civilizations emerged centuries ago and lasted University of Oxford and is currently editing the until the invasion of the Europeans in the 1914-57 volume of the English Historical nineteenth century; some emerged in the early Documents series. Cook and Stevenson have jointly 1800s and had a short lifespan. produced several reference related titles. Perhaps, Over 80 entries discuss the variety of the most notable, and to some extent forerunners civilizations and empires – their history, of the title now under review, were The Routledge development, politics, religion and cultural Companion to History since 1914 (Cook and development, among other topics. Over 45 Stevenson, 2005a)(RR 2006/169) and The contributors have written the entries; their Routledge Companion to European History since 1763 backgrounds are primarily in African history. (Cook and Stevenson, 2005b)(RR 2006/446). Many teach at universities around the world on Both these titles were published in the Routledge topics ranging from art history to anthropology to Companions to History series of which Cook and Stevenson were joint editors. The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World Reference Reviews History is Cook and Stevenson’s first reference Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · pp. 45–51 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 collaboration for a number of years and one made http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reference Reviews Emerald Publishing

African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations

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African history. Each entry, in addition to its discussion of the topic, includes suggestions for Geography, biography further reading. A lengthy appendix of primary documents is included, as well as a lengthy list of and history references for further information. The entries are very readable and show the knowledge and understanding of each contributor. Mary J. Jarvis RR 2018/221 Assistant Director of Information and Library African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Resources (retired), Cornette Library, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, USA Empires and Civilizations Edited by Saheed Aderinto ABC – CLIO Santa Barbara, CA RR 2018/222 The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern ISBN 978 1 61069 580 0 World History URL: www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx? Chris Cook and John Stevenson pc=A4259C Last visited August 2018 Cambridge University Press Cambridge Contact publisher for pricing information Also available in print (xxxi 1 363 pp. ISBN 978 1 61069 579 4 £69 $89) 2018 ix 1 713 pp. Keywords Africa, Culture, Encyclopedias, History ISBN 978 0 521 84771 1 (print); ISBN 978 1 108 51448 4 Review DOI 10.1108/RR-10-2018-0144 (e-book) This fascinating volume looks at African £120 $150 (print); $42 (e-book) civilizations before the 1880s at which time most of the African continent had been or was in the Keywords Dictionaries, History process of being colonized by the Europeans. It is Review DOI 10.1108/RR-10-2018-0145 primarily intended for use by a non-specialist Chris Cook and John Stevenson are both general audience and by high school and college accomplished and prolific authors. Cook, formerly students and their instructors. senior research officer and head of the Modern The editor, Saheed Aderinto, is an associate Archives Survey at the London School of professor of history at Western Carolina Economics, has produced numerous books, many University. He specializes in African history and of them of reference value. Examples include A has published widely in the area. In his lengthy Dictionary of Historical Terms (1998) and The introduction he outlines the need for such an Routledge Guide to European Political Archives encyclopedia as this. African empires and (2012) (RR 2012/300). Stevenson’s many civilizations covered the length and breadth of the publications include The Routledge Companion to continent; this is an area of history about which Britain in the Eighteenth Century (Gregory and most of us know very little and will profit from Stevenson, 2007)(RR 2008/293). He is a former knowing more. Some of these empires and Reader and Fellow at Worcester College, civilizations emerged centuries ago and lasted University of Oxford and is currently editing the until the invasion of the Europeans in the 1914-57 volume of the English Historical nineteenth century; some emerged in the early Documents series. Cook and Stevenson have jointly 1800s and had a short lifespan. produced several reference related titles. Perhaps, Over 80 entries discuss the variety of the most notable, and to some extent forerunners civilizations and empires – their history, of the title now under review, were The Routledge development, politics, religion and cultural Companion to History since 1914 (Cook and development, among other topics. Over 45 Stevenson, 2005a)(RR 2006/169) and The contributors have written the entries; their Routledge Companion to European History since 1763 backgrounds are primarily in African history. (Cook and Stevenson, 2005b)(RR 2006/446). Many teach at universities around the world on Both these titles were published in the Routledge topics ranging from art history to anthropology to Companions to History series of which Cook and Stevenson were joint editors. The Cambridge Dictionary of Modern World Reference Reviews History is Cook and Stevenson’s first reference Volume 32 · Number 7/8 · 2018 · pp. 45–51 © Emerald Publishing Limited · ISSN 0950-4125 collaboration for a number of years and one made

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