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Paths in the Rainforests: Toward a History of Political Tradition in Equatorial Africa

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Vansina’s scope is breathtaking: he reconstructs the history of the forest lands that cover all or part of southern Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Congo, Zaire, the Central African Republic, and Cabinda in Angola, discussing the original settlement of the forest by the western Bantu; the periods of expansion and innovation in agriculture; the development of metall ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 15th 1990 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Jan Vansina was a Belgian historian and anthropologist regarded as an authority on the history of Central Africa.
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