The World's Political Hot Spots series explains the basis of conflicts in some of the world's most politically sensitive areas. Many of these regions are in today's headlines, and tensions recently have become violent in virtually all of them. Each presentation covers up to 10 centuries of background, revealing how and why today's problems occur.
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This book starts way back in the beginning, talking about the early history of the area and the rock carvings and archeological impacts in the area. It slowly moves up through history sharing both oral and written sources and talking about the West’s interactions with the area and how they slowly increased. The book did have a heavy Western orientation as a lot of what it covered and discussed was the West’s meddling in Nigeria and the perspective of the Europeans.Overall this was an interesting book that covered a lot of history, but it was very dated. It was originally written and copyrighted in 1992, and is in desperate need of an update.
"interesting brief on the area"
a gpod as anywhere start to understanding this region. pressed in an interesting manner but equally lacks perhaps the details that a student of history would be hungry to absorb.
"Good Starting Point"
I have not read the print version
One of the most intriguing areas was hearing about the arrival of the 1st Europeans to Africa, and the later rush for Africa by Europe.
The rush and rise of Africa
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