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Agricultural History
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Kulturgeografiska institutionen.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-3322-7848
Antal upphovsmän: 12024 (Engelska)Ingår i: Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies / [ed] Thomas Spear, Oxford University Press , 2024Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
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This overview of literature on the agricultural history of sub-Saharan Africa focuses on works that contribute to our understanding of changes in farming systems, crops, and tools. The time period considered here is after the introduction of farming and before colonialism, thus roughly corresponding to 500 to 1900 CE. Agrarian change during this period remains very little studied in comparison with other continents. Many works on African history take their point of departure in a timeless description of precolonial agriculture. Agriculture is then often described on the basis of late 19th- and early-20th-century ethnographic observations, and it is common to assume that little had changed since the introduction of farming. The few works that carry the title “Agrarian history of” or “Agricultural history of” different regions in Africa are, in contrast to similar works covering countries and regions in, for example, Europe and Asia, mainly short papers or pamphlets that focus on either colonial development or sketch a program toward a precolonial agricultural history. The precolonial agricultural history of sub-Saharan Africa is a true interdisciplinary endeavor, and the ideal researcher would have to master Arabic and Portuguese texts, agronomy, palaeobotany, archaeology, linguistics, and oral history. It is to a large extent on the cutting edge between two or more of these specialties that interesting new results have emerged. Works that give a significant empirical contribution to the understanding of agriculture in the period and region under study are included in this article.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Oxford University Press , 2024.
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geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-227093DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199846733-0229OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-227093DiVA, id: diva2:1841778
Tillgänglig från: 2024-02-29 Skapad: 2024-02-29 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-04-16Bibliografiskt granskad

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