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The Resource The lost kingdoms of Africa, Gus Casely-Hayford

The lost kingdoms of Africa, Gus Casely-Hayford

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The lost kingdoms of Africa
Title
The lost kingdoms of Africa
Statement of responsibility
Gus Casely-Hayford
Title variation
Lost kingdoms of Africa
Title variation remainder
discovering Africa's hidden treasures
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For many of us the history of Africa is, at best, vague. We might think of Egyptian pyramids, legendary queens (of Sheba or Cleopatra) and Zulu warriors. The truth, however, is one of remarkably diverse, creative, culturally rich civilisations. In this book, which accompanies an 8-part BBC series, Gus Casely-Hayford takes us through the history of this remarkable continent. We will encounter archaeological sites of staggering beauty that rival the Great Wall of China, vast and ancient universities that predate Oxford and Cambridge, kingdoms of extraordinary wealth, artistic traditions that still inspire artists today, great religious sites that surpass the Vatican, and a country with more pyramids than Egypt. In recent years new archaeological and anthropological research has opened up the study of African history in ways previously unimaginable
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
960
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
The lost kingdoms of Africa, Gus Casely-Hayford
Label
The lost kingdoms of Africa, Gus Casely-Hayford
Publication
Note
  • Cover subtitle: Discovering Africa's hidden treasures
  • TV tie-in
  • Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TV tie-in. -Includes index. -In this book, which accompanies an 8-part BBC series, Gus Casely-Hayford takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of Africa. In recent years new archaeological and anthropological research has opened up the study of African history in ways previously unimaginable. Long-lost kingdoms are suddenly being brought back to life. Civilisations that had faded into myth are revealing their secrets. Using this latest research, Gus Casely-Hayford is able to tell the history of Africa's major kingdoms in an entirely new, colourful and richly-informed way
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
340 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593068137
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS233931
  • (OCoLC)758983159

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