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  • Author:
    Robin Derricourt
  • ISBN:
    074533105X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0745331058
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    Pluto Press (May 4, 2011)
  • Pages:
    200 pages
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    Social Sciences
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Robin Derricourt draws on his background as publisher and practitioner in archaeology and history to explore the limits and the dangers of simplifications, arguing - as with Said's concept of 'Orientalism' - that ambitious ideas can delude or oppress as well as inform. Defending Africa against some of the grand narratives that have been imposed upon its peoples, Inventing Africa will spark new debates in the history of Africa and of archaeology. eISBN: 978-1-84964-583-6. Subjects: History, Sociology.

Inventing Africa - Robin Derricourt. History, Archaeology and Ideas. First published 2011 by Pluto Press. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data.

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oceedings{ingAH, title {Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas}, author {Robin Derricourt}, year {2011} }. Robin Derricourt. 15 papers originally given at a 2009 conference in Sheffield. There is a wide covereage both in terms of chronology and themes, ranges from the Pleistocene of Dogon country in Mali, to discussion of the development of archaeolgy and museums in present day Angola and Benin. Other topics include metallurgy, agriculture and stone industries as well as settlement studies. View PDF. Save to Library.

Inventing Africa: history, archaeology and ideas. Pp 183, a few b&w ills. London and New York: Pluto Press, 2011.

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His previous books include Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas (2011). indd 1. 04/06/2015 10:49 ‘. Wonderfully wide-ranging in space and time, Robin Derricourt’s Antiquity Imagined authoritatively shows how ancient history has been created and recreated by successive generations to fit their own – or their desired – image of what such history signifies. It is an engaging and bewitching journey through a fascinating landscape of imagined pasts. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780745331058 (978-0-7453-3105-8) Softcover, Pluto Press, 2011. Find signed collectible books: 'Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas'.

Inventing Africa is a critical account of narratives which have selectively interpreted and misinterpreted the continent's deep past.Writers have created alluring images of lost cities, vast prehistoric migrations and golden ages of past civilisations. Debates continue on the African origins of humankind, the contributions of ancient Egypt to the world and Africa's importance to global history.Images of 'Africa', simplifying a complex and diverse continent, have existed from ancient Mediterranean worlds, slave trading nations and colonial powers to today's political elites, ecotourists and aid-givers. Robin Derricourt draws on his background as publisher and practitioner in archaeology and history to explore the limits and the dangers of simplifications, arguing - as with Said's concept of 'Orientalism' - that ambitious ideas can delude or oppress as well as inform.Defending Africa against some of the grand narratives that have been imposed upon its peoples, Inventing Africa will spark new debates in the history of Africa and of archaeology.