HIST 272 Africa to 1800

The course provides students with a survey examination of African history from ancient Egypt to the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade. Students will be introduced to the diversity of the African experience, undermining popular notions of Africa as a country" or homogeneous region. Themes explored include the effect of the environment on African societies; the establishment of long distance trade networks which linked Africa to global trade; the spread of world religions such as Christianity and Islam; the rise and fall of African empires and states; the impact of the Transatlantic slave trade; and cooperation and conflict with early European settlers, missionaries and explorers.




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