Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East by Jamie Stokes


Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East by Jamie Stokes

Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East is a new two-volume A-to-Z reference to the history and culture of the peoples of Africa and the Middle East. This fascinating resource includes about 1,400 entries on the major peoples that have maintained a cultural identity in the area - from ancient to modern times - summarizing their history, migration, culture, belief system, social organization, and relationship to other peoples. Students will find entries on the Assyrians and the Asante, as well as entries on 'Iraqis: nationality' and 'Ghanaians: nationality', describing who they are today with cross-references to the various ancestral peoples.It includes: Armenians; Bantu; Berber; Dinka; Egyptians; Fulani; Greeks; Hittites; Iraqis: nationality; Jews; Khoikhoi; Kurds; Ottoman; Persians; Phoenicians; and, South Africans: nationality.

About the Author

Historical consultant Anthony Gorman is a lecturer in modern Middle Eastern history at the University of Edinburgh. Historical consultant Andrew Newman is a reader in Islamic studies and Persia the University of Edinburgh and director of the Graduate School of Literatures, Languages, and Cultures.

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868 pages


Jamie Stokes
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Publication date

30th September 2008



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