Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas Robin Derricourt

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Published: December 18th 2014

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200 pages


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Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas  by  Robin Derricourt

Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas by Robin Derricourt
December 18th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 200 pages | ISBN: | 4.67 Mb

Inventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continents deep past.Writers have created alluring images of lost cities, vast prehistoric migrations and golden ages of pastMoreInventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continents deep past.Writers have created alluring images of lost cities, vast prehistoric migrations and golden ages of past civilisations.

Debates continue on the African origins of humankind, the contributions of ancient Egypt to the world and Africas importance to global history.Images of Africa, simplifying a complex and diverse continent, have existed from ancient Mediterranean worlds, slave trading nations and colonial powers to todays political elites, ecotourists and aid-givers. Robin Derricourt draws on his background as publisher and practitioner in archaeology and history to explore the limits and the dangers of simplifications, arguing - as with Saids concept of Orientalism - that ambitious ideas can delude or oppress as well as inform.Defending Africa against some of the grand narratives that have been imposed upon its peoples, Inventing Africa will spark new debates in the history of Africa and of archaeology.



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