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African Iron Production and Iron-Working Technologies: Methods  

Louise Iles

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Iron production was a particularly important precolonial African technology, with iron becoming a central component of socioeconomic life in many societies across the continent. ... More

African Religion and Healing in the Atlantic Diaspora  

John M. Janzen

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Religion and healing are useful scholarly constructs in summarizing, consolidating, and interpreting a myriad of details from the historic African-Atlantic experience. For heuristic ... More

The Anlu Rebellion  

Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué

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Feb 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
From 1958 to 1961, Kom women in western Cameroon cast aside their regular domestic and agricultural duties to engage in a revolt against British administrative interference in ... More

Anthropological and Ethnographic Methods and Sources  

Constance Smith

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Dec 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
For scholars of African history, anthropology offers a number of valuable and invigorating methodological avenues, from engaging directly in ethnographic fieldwork to analyzing ... More

Archaeozoology: Methods  

Veerle Linseele

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

Berbers and the Nation-State in North Africa  

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Throughout history, North Africa’s native Berber-speaking populations have been central to the mix of political, social, cultural, and linguistic attributes that rendered the region ... More

Bodily Ways of Knowing: Anthropological and Historical Approaches to Affect and the Senses  

Kathryn Linn Geurts

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Mar 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
For centuries, European and Global North observers of non-Western societies have been fascinated by African bodily expressivity and power. Artistic and ritual displays of bodily ways of ... More

Boko Haram: History and Context  

Hilary Matfess

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Oct 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, better known as “Boko Haram,” is the most violent phenomenon of the Nigerian Fourth Republic. It is responsible not only for a regional food ... More

Business Records as Sources for African History  

Dmitri van den Bersselaar

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Mar 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Business records are documents routinely produced by employees and management of commercial businesses. They may be part of internal processes or produced to communicate with stakeholders ... More

Cannabis and Tobacco in Precolonial and Colonial Africa  

Chris S. Duvall

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Cannabis and tobacco have longstanding roles in African societies. Despite botanical and pharmacological dissimilarities, it is worthwhile to consider tobacco and cannabis together because ... More

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