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

Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Africa and the Middle East

Written by Jamie Stokes
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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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864 pages


Jamie Stokes
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Facts On File Inc

Publication date

30th July 2009



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