africa

  1. A

    Looking for help for the right PhD in Medieval West Africa

    Hi all, I'm looking for help in finding scholars expert in Medieval West Africa. I'm currently in my first year of a Masters in History, and unfortunately my school doesn't offer an Africana concentration. So I'm having a hard time finding PhD programs whose faculty have interest in Medieval...
  2. ydq328

    sahel empire have the catapult and Fortress?

    Are there any famous examples of city defense/siege?
  3. danj

    Is this the lost city ???

    Hi all, I am brand new to this and have been studying history at GCSE and plan to do it next year for A level. Instad of revising for my GCSE's I've found myself looking at the lost city of Atlantis as I hope to study it for my personal study, next year. Enough about me this is what I have so...
  4. ElectorAlexander

    History of Africa before 1879

    Before 1879, most of the interior and hinterland of the African continent was made up of states and kingdoms that enjoyed self government, sovereignty and limited independence from influence of the colonial might and their imperialist ambitions. Apart from a few territories, the coastal areas...
  5. Eye of Woland

    African Music

    Thread for sharing music from Africa. Benin: Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou - "Se Ba Ho" Democratic Republic of the Congo: Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin - "Dibwe Diambula Kabanda" Ghana: Ebo Taylor - "Atwer Aroba" Mali: Toumani Diabate & Ballake Sissoko - "Bi Lamban"...
  6. Voltaires Hat

    Sources/Conjecture on the Social History of Pre-Colonial Sub-Saharan Africa

    The reading I've done on Africa to date suggests to me that the pre-colonial history of sub-saharan Africa is quite incomplete. Just wondering if anyone can reference me to some sources or good reading on this topic that are less political/geographical, more 'what was likely happening on the...
  7. VHS

    How has South Africa fared after apartheid?

    Don't attempt to paint a glorified apartheid era picture; I know that South Africa was never a developed country. Then, most people cherish the end of apartheid; the picture after the apartheid is quite mixed, I heard. Economic progresses are made; how well are the gains shared? How has the...
  8. Visigoth Panzer

    Turks of North Africa

    The Ottoman turks ruled much of north Africa for three hundred years, was their any significant settlement of turks there during that time? I've heard the population of Algeria is between 5-20% Turkish descent but do these people identify as turks or just acknowledge their heritage?
  9. throughthepastdarkly

    Settlement of South Africa

    Kindly note that this thread regards a period of a previous century, and yes it's for the sake of getting background on very controversial current events, but please keep any discussion limited to what happened centuries ago! Just want to establish: The initial settlement of South Africa...
  10. Duke Valentino

    Labienus in Africa

    Delbruck, Warfare in Antiquity, 557. Delbruck also reasons that Labienus may well have actually been in charge, with Scipio only being in charge nominally. He also implies that Caesar only won Thaspus purely through his veteran force being that much better than the enemy, and the battle itself...
  11. JoanOfArc007

    Abolitionists and the Scramble for Africa

    The following articles provides a few examples of the many European Christians whom promoted the abolition of slavery in Africa in the 19th century. One of the chief justifications for this so-called 'scramble for Africa' was a desire to stamp out slavery once and for all. Shortly before...
  12. MrKap

    16th century Africa maps (Climate Change)

    There are quite a few maps from the 16th century that depict Africa with rivers. Big rivers. Bigger than the nile. FROM: https://www.colonialvoyage.com/africa-bibliography-portuguese-colonial-history-16th-18th-century/# Is there any archeological evidence on port trading cities, or perhaps...
  13. R

    What of Basil II tried to conquer the Levant and North Africa

    What if instead of going after Bulgaria he tries to do what Heraclius did and tried to recover the Levant and North Africa from the Arabs, would he have succeeded with what was arguably the best army in the West at that time?
  14. R

    Could the Byzantines have held onto the Levant and North Africa with better generals

    Could the Byzantines have held onto the Near East and North Africa if they had better quality of leadership, or if someone like Caesar, Scipio, or Alexander was in charge of the Byzantine army in the Levant? Could Alexander or Caesar at the very least force a stalemate or a very costly victory...
  15. Imperia

    The Ottoman Failure

    The Ottoman Empire for half a millennium was the main Islamic power. He controlled northern Africa and most of the Middle East, conquered the sacred territories and sacred cities of Islam. But the Turkish language has not become the main language of these territories, Arabic is still the main...
  16. Imperia

    Why do not the Atlantic coast of the Americas have great civilizations?

    The south america on the pacific side had the Incas but the brazilian side did not have a great civilization. Why did the Atlantic coast of North America have no civilizations?
  17. Futurist

    How much larger would North Africa's European population be without the World Wars?

    How much larger would North Africa's European population be without the World Wars? For the record, I am especially curious about the African countries that border the Mediterranean Sea as well as about Eritrea. Indeed, it is worth noting that, if I recall correctly, Algeria, Libya, and Eritrea...
  18. trhowd

    Water supply and aqueducts

    What is the history of water supply and sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa? Did they have aqueducts? I know that Southern Africa had aqueducts as found in Nyanga in Zimbabwe : Who constructed the aqueducts of Nyanga? I would like to know about West Africa, did they have aqueducts or other forms...
  19. H

    If Africa was never colonized, would it be rich today?

    People keep saying that colonization is the reason why many parts of Africa are poor today, so if it never happened, would that make Africa rich today?
  20. Futurist

    Why was White settlement more successful in S Africa than it was elsewhere in Africa?

    Why was White settlement more successful in southern Africa than it was elsewhere in Africa? I mean, even right now, White people make up around 10% of South Africa's total population and between 4% and 7% of Namibia's total population. In contrast, the White percentage of the total population...