African Archaeological Review

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 239–242 | Cite as

Book Review: The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800. By Christopher Ehret. James Currey, Oxford, 2002. ISBN 0-8525-5475-3

  • Roger Blench


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Blench
    • 1
  1. 1.Mallam Dendo Ltd.CambridgeUK

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