Over the past decade, The Civilizations of Africa has established itself as the most authoritative text on early African history. Examining inventions and civilizations from 16,000 BCE to 1800 CE, Christopher Ehret explores the social, cultural, technological and economic change in Africa. This updated edition incorporates new research, and a new selection of colour images.
Challenging 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