Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.
'Simply put, this is an essential reference resource for students of African history... Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries.' - Library Journal
'The new Encyclopedia of African History distinguishes itself from its predecessors by providing in-depth, scholarly essays on nearly 1,100 topics in African history... The excellent work is highly recommended for academic libraries.' - Lawrence Looks at Books, Gale Reference Reviews
'Unlike most African history reference works, this encyclopedia covers the entire African continent... Trying to reverse the European domination of African history writing, the editors sought out many African-born scholars... This work is far superior to Cambridge Encyclopedia of Africa... Recommended.' - Choice
'Coverage encompasses well-established topics in addition to social, economic, linguistic, anthropological, and political subjects undergoing new analysis. The whole continent (not just the sub-Sahara) is addressed, from the earliest times to the present.' - Reference & Research Book News
'An advantage of this Encyclopedia is that it provides the context for factual events and historical data in thematic and analytical discussions... It is an essential reference source for any academic collection on Africa. It will also be valuable for smaller libraries with a limited African collection because it provides foundational reference information as well as recent research and trends on this increasingly important and interesting continent.' - Reference & User Services Quarterly
'This set is an excellent addition to any library's African collection.' - American Reference Books Annual