By John Middleton
Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin 20 most sensible Bets for pupil Researchers 2002
Based at the scholarship within the acclaimed educational Encyclopedia of Africa, that's aimed toward collage and graduate scholars, this paintings offers Africa, from Egypt to Cape city and from prehistoric instances to the current day, in a layout that's inviting to school scholars. The 4-vol. set spans many disciplines with its articles on animals, meals, vacations and fairs, tribal teams, ecology, song and paintings, alternate and the economic climate, geography, faith, folklore, and fossil and skeletal discoveries. (20021101)
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In 1824 the British and the Fante attacked the Asante but were badly defeated. The allies had more success two years later, and the conflict was settled in 1831 by a treaty that recognized the independence of the Fante states. To enforce the treaty, Britain expanded its political and economic presence in the area. In the 1860s a new Asante king tried to conquer the Fante, but the British invaded and defeated the Asante. Britain declared the Fante area a British colony, and in 1896 the Asante state also became part of the British Empire.
Sector part; subdivision of society See map in Archaeology and Prehistory (vol. 1). * indigenous native to a certain place 1986 the collapse of worldwide oil prices plunged the nation into a severe economic slowdown from which it has yet to recover. Throughout history, agriculture—largely in the Tell—was the livelihood of most Algerians. Today, many people work in factories, the government, and service industries. Concentrated in and around the cities, these sectors* attract rural people seeking work.
Although a few types of animals seem to have been domesticated in Africa, many species became part of the human community first in Asia and entered northeastern Africa from the Near East or Arabia. The ancient Egyptians had dogs, cats, and all of the kinds of domestic livestock now found in Africa. It took a long time for domesticated species to spread southward, however. Most African groups probably did not adopt such animals until their populations had grown too large to be supported by hunting.
Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students Edition 1. by John Middleton