The Land beyond the Mists

The Land beyond the Mists

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The horrific tragedies of Central Africa in the 1990s riveted the attention of the world. But these crises did not occur in a historical vacuum. By peering through the mists of the past, the case studies presented in The Land Beyond the Mists illustrate the significant advances to have taken place since decolonization in our understanding of the pre-colonial histories of Rwanda, Burundi, and eastern Congo. Based on both oral and written sources, these essays are important both for their methodsa€”viewing history from the perspective of local actorsa€”and for their conclusions, which seriously challenge colonial myths about the area.phy meant that revisiting the history of Rwanda (or Burundi) required a different approach. New data (and new perspectives) were ... The concluding section illustrates this approach through a single extended essay. Drawing on earlier analyticanbsp;...

Title:The Land beyond the Mists
Author:David Newbury
Publisher:Ohio University Press - 2009-09-15


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