The Encyclopedia of African History contains around 1,000 entries covering the widest practicable range of topics in African history. It covers the whole continent of Africa - not just sub-Saharan - from earliest times to the present. The selection of entries includes not only well-established topics, but also looks at the social, economic, linguistic, anthropological and political subjects that are currently being re-evaluated or newly opened up for historical analysis by recent research and publication. It is an up-to-date work of reference for all those who are involved in teaching, researching or studying Africa and its history, as well as the serious general reader. The three volumes also contain illustrations, maps and appropriate indexes.