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Title:Africa: A Modern History
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Publisher:Atlantic Books (UK)
ISBN:1843541769
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Number of Pages:1028
Category:Africa, Non fiction, History, Politics

Africa: A Modern History by Guy Arnold

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Africa: A Modern History Guy Arnold has specialised in African and Third World affairs for the last years and is the author of books on these themes In this text he provides a landmark modern history of the world s most troubled and misunderstood continent

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In the Footsteps of George Borrow: A Journey Through Spain and Portugal, Journey Round Turkey, Britain Since 1945: Choice, Conflict And Change, Africa: A Modern History, Maverick State: Gaddafi and the New World Order, Datelines Of World History, Held Fast for England: G.A. Henty, Imperialist Boys' Writer, Great Or Poor, Nuclear Energy (Facts on), America and Britain: Was There Ever a Special Relationship?
No description available, No description available, The end of the Second World War heralded the rapid end of European African empires In only four African countries were independent by thirty African states created the Organization of African Unity Despite numerous problems the s were a time of optimism as Africans enjoyed their new independence By the s however the high hopes of the s had been dashed Dictatorships by strongmen corruption civil wars genocide widespread poverty and the interventions and manipulations of the major world powers had all relegated Africa to the position of a Third World basket case the poorest and least developed continent on the planet In i Africa A Modern History i Guy Arnold brings a lifetime of thought and experience to his examination of the continent during these momentous years He argues that imperialism has cast a long shadow and differentiates between external pressures to control Africa and the internal failures of its leadership Additionally he asks whether twenty first century Africa can promote its own recovery and renaissance At one thousand pages and with more than fifty maps and fifty illustrations i Africa A Modern History i will become the definitive reference work on Africa in the twentieth century, Northern and Central Turkey possess the three key ingredients which give both excitement and interest to a travel book rugged and spectacular scenery a fiercely independent yet hospitable people and an ancient and ever present history br br In i Journey Round Turkey i Guy Arnold makes outstanding use of these ingredients Vivid and rewarding this book narrates the second stage of the journey of exploration and discovery that began by the author with i Down the Danube i his account of and earlier expedition undertaken from the Black Forest to the Black Sea br br For this second stage the author chose two of the great rivers of the ancient world and used them as his line of march and as the parameters of his journey into the harsh life of Central Turkey The longest river in Turkey the Kizil Irmak runs in a great curve across the centre of the country It is the Halys of the ancient world and once formed the boundary of the Lydian Empire The Yesil Irmak is the Isis of antiquity and part of its course runs along the old caravan route from the Black Sea to Baghdad