First published in 1972, Africa and the World places the African past within the wider context of world events, while providing a wealth of geographical and ethnographic information about the continent. The book specifically focuses on the pre-colonial and early colonial history of sub-Saharan Africa. Designed for those interested in the impact of Europe on the non-Western world, the volume provides an account of the major economic and social factors that have shaped African history. Information from studies in anthropology, archaeology, history, and art are included as well. Africa and the World is an essential and accessible resource for those interested in world history or African studies.