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

Author(s): Martin Meredith

History

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.


Product Information

Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford.

General Fields

  • : 9781471135453
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : June 2015
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2015
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
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