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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

Heritage and the Use of the Past in East Africa

Heritage and the Use of the Past in East Africa   Reference library

John Giblin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Archaeology
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14,165 words

...but don’t forget,” and so on. 6 This is especially true for EAC countries and for other African nations that in the last three hundred years or so have experienced slavery, colonization, wars of independence, and post-independence violence, including civil wars, genocides, terrorism, and election-related conflict, all of which have subsequently been constructed as heritage. For example, UNESCO’s World Heritage List (WHL) has received nominations from Tanzania for the Central Slave and Ivory Trade Route and from Rwanda for a selection of genocide massacre...

African Military History and Historiography

African Military History and Historiography   Reference library

Timothy Parsons

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

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2019
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Archaeology
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14,535 words

...pressures forced Ian Smith to accept a power-sharing arrangement with the two main Zimbabwean nationalist factions. The ANC’s Umkhonto we Sizwe, by comparison, was never a significant military force; however, its guerrilla activities, which included bombings and other acts of terrorism, contributed to the isolation that led the apartheid regime to accept majority African rule. Unfortunately, the end of settler colonialism did not bring peace to southern Africa. After the Portuguese retreat from Angola and Mozambique in 1974 the various rival factions...

Intellectual History and Historiography

Intellectual History and Historiography   Reference library

Jonathon L. Earle

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources

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2019
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History, Regional and National History, Archaeology
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14,607 words

...the ways in which colonial contingencies impacted the development of imperial capitals, international racial vocabularies, and domestic sexuality. 102 But even then, scholars still know very little about how specific international ideas—including liberalism, rights, power, terrorism, and security—have been impacted by the intellectual innovations of modern Africans. 103 Some of the earliest work in Africa’s global intellectual history was produced by scholars of the African diaspora, pioneered by Paul Gilroy, who argued for a cultural and ideological cosmopolitism...

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