[C]hallenging and innovative..thorough and masterful... One hopes that Christopher Ehret has initiated a new trend in the writing of African history textbooks,one that challenges previously accepted chronologies and ideas and presents us with an interpretation that connects social, economic, political, and cultural history.
(African Studies Review
An authoritative and strikingly original overview of African history up to 1800, written at a level that will be accessible to entering college students.
(Patrick ManningNortheastern University, author of Migration in Modern World History, 1500-2000
About the Author
Christopher Ehret is Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of An African Classical Age: Eastern and Southern Africa in World History, 1000 B.C. to A.D. 400 (Virginia).