Historical Dictionaries of Africa | Rowman & Littlefield
Historical Dictionaries of Africa
There is a lot to like about Scarecrow's various Historical Dictionaries series. The books are written by experts in the area or country that is covered. All contain well-written brief histories of the country and chronologies that, though they cover historical time periods, heavily feature more recent events. Brief A-Z entries cover the main people, politics, social issues, foreign affairs, institutions, and policies that make the country unique. Extensive bibliographies are divided into several general subject areas. -Booklist With a population of about a billion people, an area that represents about 22 percent of the world+s surface, and an abundance of natural resources, Africa will play a crucial role in 21st century world affairs. Alas, among many outsiders - and Africans as well - very little is known about this vast and diverse continent other than what is read in the headlines. The Historical Dictionaries of Africa, with coverage of more than 50 countries, certainly dig much deeper and provide information on multiple aspects of these countries and this over their long history from the origins to the current period. The books are written by eminent specialists on these countries many of whom are nationals thereof. Each historical dictionary looks at the country several times, first in a chronology tracing their long history, then an introduction which provides a general overview. But the bulk of the information comes in the dictionary section with hundreds of entries on important persons, places, events and institutions relating to their history, politics, economy and culture. Further information can be sought through fairly extensive bibliographies. In addition to the Africa series, other historical dictionaries in related series deal with Pre-Colonial Africa, Women in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Civil Wars in Africa, and United States-Africa Relations.

Editor(s): Jon Woronoff
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Historical Dictionary of Guinea, Fifth Edition
MOHAMED SALIOU CAMARA; THOMAS O'TOOLE AND JANICE E. BAKER
Scarecrow Press • November 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Fourth Edition
PETER KARIBE MENDY AND RICHARD A. LOBBAN, JR.
Scarecrow Press • October 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Egypt, Fourth Edition
ARTHUR GOLDSCHMIDT, JR.
Scarecrow Press • October 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Lesotho, Second Edition
SCOTT ROSENBERG AND RICHARD F. WEISFELDER
Scarecrow Press • June 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Ethiopia, Second Edition
DAVID H. SHINN AND THOMAS P. OFCANSKY
Scarecrow Press • April 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Sudan, Fourth Edition
ROBERT S. KRAMER; RICHARD A. LOBBAN JR. AND CAROLYN FLUEHR-LOBBAN
Scarecrow Press • March 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Burkina Faso, Third Edition
LAWRENCE RUPLEY; LAMISSA BANGALI AND BOUREIMA DIAMITANI
Scarecrow Press • February 2013 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Benin, Fourth Edition
MATHURIN C. HOUNGNIKPO AND SAMUEL DECALO
Scarecrow Press • December 2012 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Namibia, Second Edition
VICTOR L. TONCHI; WILLIAM A. LINDEKE AND JOHN J. GROTPETER
Scarecrow Press • August 2012 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Republic of the Congo, Fourth Edition
JOHN F. CLARK AND SAMUEL DECALO
Scarecrow Press • August 2012 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Niger, Fourth Edition
ABDOURAHMANE IDRISSA AND SAMUEL DECALO
Scarecrow Press • June 2012 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Malawi, Fourth Edition
OWEN J. M. KALINGA
Scarecrow Press • December 2011 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Eritrea, Second Edition
DAN CONNELL AND TOM KILLION
Scarecrow Press • October 2010 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon, Fourth Edition
MARK DIKE DELANCEY; REBECCA NEH MBUH AND MARK W. DELANCEY
Scarecrow Press • May 2010 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Mauritania, Third Edition
ANTHONY G. PAZZANITA
Scarecrow Press • October 2008 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Mali, Fourth Edition
PASCAL JAMES IMPERATO AND GAVIN H. IMPERATO
Scarecrow Press • April 2008 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Zambia, Third Edition
DAVID J. SIMON; JAMES R. PLETCHER AND BRIAN V. SIEGEL
Scarecrow Press • December 2007 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde, Fourth Edition
RICHARD A. LOBBAN JR. AND PAUL KHALIL SAUCIER
Scarecrow Press • June 2007 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Burundi, Third Edition
ELLEN K. EGGERS
Scarecrow Press • October 2006 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leone, New Edition
MAGBAILY C. FYLE
Scarecrow Press • March 2006 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara, Third Edition
ANTHONY G. PAZZANITA
Scarecrow Press • January 2006 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Madagascar, Second Edition
PHILIP M. ALLEN AND MAUREEN COVELL
Scarecrow Press • October 2005 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Guinea, Fourth Edition
THOMAS O'TOOLE AND JANICE E. BAKER
Scarecrow Press • March 2005 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Somalia
MOHAMED HAJI MUKHTAR
Scarecrow Press • February 2003 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Zimbabwe, Third Edition
STEVEN C. RUBERT AND KENT R. RASMUSSEN
Scarecrow Press • July 2001 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Liberia, Second Edition
ELWOOD D. DUNN; AMOS J. BEYAN AND CARL PATRICK BURROWES
Scarecrow Press • December 2000 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Djibouti
DAOUD A. ALWAN AND YOHANIS MIBRATHU
Scarecrow Press • December 2000 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Equatorial Guinea, Third Edition
MAX LINIGER-GOUMAZ
Scarecrow Press • October 2000 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of Swaziland, Second Edition
ALAN R. BOOTH
Scarecrow Press • May 2000 • Reference
Historical Dictionary of South Africa, Second Edition
CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS AND NICHOLAS SOUTHEY
Scarecrow Press • January 2000 • Reference