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Sources and Methods in African History

Spoken Written Unearthed (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora)

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Published by University of Rochester Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African history,
  • Historiography,
  • History: World,
  • Essays,
  • History - General History,
  • Africa,
  • Methodology,
  • Africa - General,
  • Study & Teaching,
  • Literary Collections / African,
  • Literature: History & Criticism,
  • History,
  • Sources

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsToyin Falola (Editor), Christian Jennings (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8779815M
    ISBN 101580461344
    ISBN 109781580461344

    Research Methods in Africana Studies is a major contribution to the discipline of Africana studies and social science involving people of African descent in general. This textbook is the first of its kind, offering instruction on how to conduct culturally relevant critical research on Africana communities in the American context, in addition to the African diaspora/5(8). General Overviews. The nature, dynamic, and development of the subject of African historiography have attracted the attention of many scholars. Afolayan provides us with a succinct chronological overview. Jewsiewicki and Newbury examines the sociopolitical conditions that shaped the development of historical writings in Africa. Falola examines .

    African History: Sources, Methods, and Approaches. Forty years after the publication of Daniel McCall's. Africa in Time Perspective: A Discussion of Historical Reconstruction from Unwritten Sources, John Edward Phillips and a team of experts in different fields have produced. Writing African History. This collection of essays is an attempt to Author: Esperanza Brizuela-Garcia. The difficulties of exploring African history, especially for earlier periods, have spurred the development of a wide range of methodologies and approaches, such that Wyatt McGaffey once termed it “the decathlon of the social sciences.” Historians have long utilized archaeology, ethnography, historical linguistics, and oral traditions, but are only beginning to explore the Author: Thomas Spear.

    Volumes 1 and 2 of the History of the Church in Southern Africa: A Select Biblio­ graphy. In addition to the current publication various others are already in the pipeline: a book of documents and sources on South African church history, a bib­ liography of periodical articles on Southern African church history, a pictorial and.   Sources; W.E.B. Du Bois, or William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, was an African American writer, teacher, sociologist and activist whose work transformed the way that the lives of black citizens were.


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Sources and Methods in African History Book Description: Spurred in part by the ongoing re-evaluation of sources and methods in research, African historiography in the past two decades has been characterized by the continued branching and increasing sophistication of methodologies and areas of specialization.

The rate of incorporation of new sources and methods into African historical research shows no signs of slowing. This book is both a snapshot of current academic practice and an attempt to sort through some of the problems scholars face within this unfolding web of sources and : $ Spurred in part by the ongoing re-evaluation of sources and methods in research, African historiography in the past two decades has been characterized by the continued branching and increasing sophistication of methodologies and areas of specialization.

The rate of incorporation of new sources and methods into African historical research shows no signs of book. The third section mines old documentary sources for new historical perspectives.

The fourth section deals with the method most often associated with African historians, that of drawing historical data from oral tradition.

The fifth section is devoted to essays that present innovative sources and methods for African historical research. Sources of african history A source of history can be divided into two big groups, remnants and storytelling which usually are called primary and secondary sources.

The primary sources, remnants and written documents are counted as more reliable than the oral history. The goal of African history is not only to establish a chronology of events but also to recover the past from the local African perspective. The challenge is how to recover local ways of knowing and being in societies far different from the perspectives of both the contemporary scholar and the authors of many of the sources used to write : Christina Mobley.

The rate of incorporation of new sources and methods into African historical research shows no signs of slowing. This book is both a snapshot of current academic practice and an attempt to sort through some of the problems scholars face within this unfolding web of sources and : Boydell & Brewer.

Sources and Methods in African History: Spoken, Written, Unearthed Toyin Falola and Christian Jennings (editors) University of Rochester Press () Sources and methods have been an ongoing concern in African history since the early years of its development as a field of academic specialization.

Pioneering Africanist scholars developedFile Size: 41KB. Spurred in part by the ongoing re-evaluation of sources and methods in research, African historiography in the past two decades has been characterized by the continued branching and increasing sophistication of methodologies and areas of specialization.

The rate of incorporation of new sources and methods into African historical research shows no signs of slowing. The book ends by saying that Germans "know the value of peace, and pray that it may long continue" [2].

Since the Second World War it has been very difficult to find an English book which expresses such sentiments.

H.E. Marshall, A History of Germany, London, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, ] [2. Ibid, p. The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans and—at leastyears ago—anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens), in East Africa, and continues unbroken into the present as a patchwork of diverse and politically developing nation earliest known recorded history arose in Ancient Egypt, and later in Nubia, the Sahel, the.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook. Internet Medieval Sourcebook. Internet Modern History Sourcebook. In addition to direct links to documents, links are made to a number of other web resources.

Link to a secondary article, review or discussion on a given topic. Link to one of the megasites which track web resources. Get this from a library. Sources and methods in African history: spoken, written, unearthed. [Toyin Falola; Christian Jennings;] -- An overview of the.

It is a credit to the editors—and, as we will see, to Jones—that the wide range of topics, languages, and even disciplines represented in the volume cohere into an exploration of sources and methods used to study African history and culture from the last [End Page ] centuries before colonialism to the present.

The book is organized Author: Kathryn de Luna. Primary Sources in African History These databases and web pages will help you to locate primary source materials for your original research in African history.

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources Amtsblatt für das Schutzgebiet Togo and several books including even a colonial cook-book are available online. Oral tradition and its methodology --Written and material sources for the pre-colonial history of coastal West Africa --Maps and photographs as historical sources --African encounters with Christian missions --New perspectives on East Africa's early colonial past --Interpreting African 'voices' in West African press, petitions and performances.

Of central interest here are the historical sources on Islam and Africa, the role and contributions of manuscripts to the narrative, and how the new cyber world has become a domain for those sources as instruments for the generation and utilization of knowledge.

Africa came in contact with Islam right from the birth of the faith in the 7th : Amidu Olalekan Sanni. Primary sources include documents or artifacts created by a witness to or participant in an event. They can be firsthand testimony or evidence created during the time period that you are studying.

Primary sources may include diaries, letters, interviews, oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, government documents, poems, novels, plays, and Author: Suzanne Klinger. Historiography is the study of the methods of historians in developing history as an academic discipline, and by extension is any body of historical work on a particular subject.

The historiography of a specific topic covers how historians have studied that topic using particular sources, techniques, and theoretical approaches. The aim of African Sources for African History is to establish a series of critical editions of indigenous African narrative sources for the history of sub-Saharan Africa, accessible to scholars and students in Africa and n Sources for African History intends to give African viewpoints a more central place in the writing of African history, by making African.

Documentary Sources and Methods for Precolonial African History Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.The conversation with sources is at the heart of the historical profession.

Men and women of past times have left messages and traces in a variety of forms – orally transmitted, written, material, visual etc. Men and women of today try to interpret these sources in an attempt to understand human action in its historical context.

What may, at first sight, seem like a straightforward Cited by: 2.African Histories gives students a rich understanding of Africa's complex history through a wide variety of sources while exposing them to the African voice. The text offers examples of how scholars have, over the past 60 years, demonstrated Africa’s detailed : On-line Supplement.