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Cultural atlas of Africa / edited by Jocelyn Murray.

; Facts on File, Inc
New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, [1981] .
ISBN 0871965585

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Other Authors Murray, Jocelyn, 1929-
Facts on File, Inc.
Subjects Africa -- Civilization.
Africa.
Afrika.
Afrique -- Civilisation.
Civilization.
Description 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
©1981
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229) and index.
Summary Maps, photographs and text describe the phenomenal growth of the African nations, both geographically and culturally.
Contents Introduction -- Part One: The physical background -- The geography of Africa -- Part Two: The cultural background -- Languages and peoples -- Religions -- Yoruba traditional religion -- The Ehtiopian Church -- Early man in Africa -- Kingdoms and empires -- Great Zimbabwe -- Asante ceremonial regalia -- Europe in Africa -- The source of the Nile debate -- The mapping of Africa -- Communication by rail -- The African diaspora -- The growth of cities -- Vernacular architecture -- Traditional house types -- African arts -- Nigerian bronzes -- Masterpieces of wood carving -- Music and dance -- Musical instruments -- Masks and the dance -- Education and literacy -- Health and healing -- Game parks and conservation -- The copper industry -- Part Three: The nations of Africa -- North Africa -- Egypt -- Libya -- Algeria -- Tunisia -- Morocco -- Canary Islands -- Western Sahara -- West Africa -- Cape Verde Islands -- Mauritania -- Senegal -- Gambia -- Guinea-Bissau -- Guinea -- Sierra Leone -- Liberia -- Ivory Coast -- Ghana -- Upper Volta -- Togo -- Benin -- Nigeria -- Cameroon -- Niger -- Mali -- West Central Africa -- Chad -- Central African Republic -- Gabon -- Equatorial Guinea -- São Tomé and Principe -- Congo -- Zaire -- Angola -- Northeast Africa -- Sudan -- Ethiopia -- Djibouti -- Somalia -- East Africa -- Kenya -- Uganda -- Rwanda -- Burundi -- Tanzania -- Southeast Central Africa -- Zambia -- Zimbabwe -- Mozambique -- Malawi -- Southern Africa -- South Africa -- Namibia -- Botswana -- Lesotho -- Swaziland -- Africa in the Indian Ocean -- Madagascar -- Mauritius and Reunion -- Comoro Islands -- Seychelles -- Flags -- symbols of nationhood -- Africa in the world -- Gazetteer.
Geographic Area Africa
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7169347
(OCoLC)ocm07169347
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