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Pentecostalism in Africa  

Nimi Wariboko

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Oct 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
The literature on African Pentecostalism is relatively vast and growing rapidly, but it is, unfortunately, caught in the circle of trying to define what African Pentecostalism is, and how ... More

Political Complexity North and South of the Zambezi River  

Maria Schoeman

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Jun 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Complexity flourished in several regions north and south of the Zambezi during the second millennium ce. Four of these localities are explored here: the Greater Shashe-Limpopo region, the ... More

Popular Politics in East Africa from Precolonial to Postcolonial Times  

James R. Brennan

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Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Popular politics have influenced the development of East Africa’s political institutions from roughly two millennia ago up to contemporary times. Among the discernible political dynamics ... More

Precolonial History of South Sudan  

Stephanie Beswick

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Primary Historical Sources in Archaeology: Methods  

Rachel King

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
While there are a handful of defined methods for working with primary historical sources in archaeology, few archaeologists take these as their main points of departure or rely upon them ... More

Slavery at the Cape  

Nigel Worden

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Slavery was a mainstay of the labor force of the Cape Colony between its foundation by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in 1652 and abolition in 1834, by which date the Cape was under ... More

Slavery in the South African Interior During the 19th Century  

Fred Morton

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
The South African interior, roughly equivalent to the Highveld on the southern continental plateau, was in the 19th century a stage of numerous players and groups, acting in concert and in ... More

Southern Africa before Colonial Times  

John Wright

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Perspectives on southern Africa’s past in the eras before the establishment of European colonial rule have been heavily shaped by political conflicts rooted in South Africa’s history as a ... More

Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement  

Leslie Anne Hadfield

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Feb 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
The Black Consciousness movement of South Africa instigated a social, cultural, and political awakening in the country in the 1970s. By the mid-1960s, major anti-apartheid organizations in ... More

The Stone Age Archaeology of West Africa  

Eleanor Scerri

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Oct 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
In the early 21st century, understanding West Africa’s Stone Age past has increasingly transcended its colonial legacy to become central to research on human origins. Part of this process ... More

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