Fortunes of Africa : A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour, Paperback Book

Fortunes of Africa : A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour Paperback

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In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years.

With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation.

He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future.

This is history on an epic scale.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 768 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: African history
  • ISBN: 9781471135453

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