The civilizations of Africa a history to 1800 by Christopher Ehret

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Published by University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Africa

Subjects:

  • Africa -- Civilization.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementChristopher Ehret.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT14 .E36 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 480 p. :
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3938939M
ISBN 100813920841, 081392085X
LC Control Number2001005038

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