Relationship of african historical sources to folklore to mean a lack of historical sources are predominantly oral traditions, reported through time as part of the. By claire dyer (2002) oral traditions and oral histories provide another way to learn about the past from people with. These sources will be understood through the disciplinary structure of african history further, i hope to encourage a further examination of information literacy .
Modern african history: colonialism, independence, and legacies course topics include european colonization, the multiple forms of african resistance to. A freely accessible online scholarly resource focusing on the socio-political history of south africa, particularly the struggle for freedom during. Forty years after the publication of daniel mccall's africa in time perspective: a discussion of historical re- construction from unwritten sources, john edward.
View aht 100 sources of african history from general 333 at kenyatta university kenyatta university institute of open learning aht 100 . Using an array of sources, these scholars were successful in showing that africa not only had a history but that its history and the writing of it. African sources for african history is a book series published by brill that aims to make available critical editions of indigenous african narrative sources from. A poster from the african national congress protesting the death of activist steve biko and many other primary sources about south african can. What is oral history, and what are its applications in present-day africa oral history has been the major source of reconstructing the past of mainly oral.
There are some reasons lack of writing sources: so, someone needs to get knowledge of oral history and oral traditions and how to work with. First, there was a danger that both written and oral sources for african history would be irrevocably lost in part this threat could be reversed through the. Secondary sources for african history these databases provide access to a wide range of scholarly materials about the history of africa academic search. Africa and the west: a documentary history from the slave trade to independence by sources of slaves for the royal african company.
In contrast, “authentically african” history is more often than not understood as to africa, tend to rely on the kind of sources known from its european tradition,. Not only is the study of african history important as it relates to the rest of the world, but in addition to having scarce written sources of historical context, africa's. Lieferstatus: lieferbar sources and methods for african history and culture – essays in honour of adam jones autor(en) / herausgeber: geert. Encyclopedia of twentieth-century african history, edited by paul tiyambe african studies companion online: a guide to information sources. The first stages (1965 to 1969) of the general history of africa consisted in gathering documentation and planning the work several meetings were held and.
The first half of the book focuses on sources of historical data while the second half examines different perspectives on history the editor's final chapter explains . Sources and methods have been an ongoing concern in african history since the early years of its development as a viable field of academic specialization. Key words: historiography, method, research, sources writing african history pays homage to daniel mccall's pioneering text africa in time perspective:. African history and anthropology meet in the historic analysis of ideas and selecting primary sources and applying source critique will be an important aspect.
Abstract: the conversation with sources is at the heart of the historical profession men and women of past times have left messages and traces. Africa south of the sahara: selected internet resources about history primary sources.
Research methods and sources on the history of colonial occupation and which provided excellent introductions to the historical geography of africa atlases. The wealth of the photographic record of portuguese africa in the nineteenth and sources available for the history of portuguese-speaking africa between the. Citation: godfrey profmuriuki the reconstruction of african history through historical, ethnographic and oral sources in: in p stone and r. 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.