Region XXIV :
Southern Africa
Last revised on July 26th 2001



Classical Antiquity
Da'amat
5th-1st century B.C.

First Millennium
Aksum
2nd-11th century

12th, 13th Century
Abyssinia
Zagwe Dynasty
Sultanate of Shoa

13th to 15th Century
Abyssinia
Neo-Solomonic Dyn.
Sultanate of Adal

Early Colonial Africa, 1490-1659
Mauritius Dutch
1598-1710
Madagascar
1500-1787
Abyssinia
1500-1667

Africa during Mercantilism, 1660-1789
Mauritius French
1715-1810
Reunion
1642-1814
Comoros
before 1840
Seychelles
1756-1814
Zanzibar
before 1815
Tanganyika
before 1815
Kenya
before 1815
Abyssinia
1667-1815

19th Century
Mauritius British
1810-1880
Reunion
1814-1880
Madagascar
1787-1896
Seychelles
1814-1903
Zanzibar
1815-1886
Tanganyika
1815-1886
Burundi
before 1890
Rwanda
before 1890
Buganda
before 1889
Kenya
1815-1886
Somalia
before 1889
Somaliland
before 1884
Obock
1862-1891
Eritrea
before 1882
Abyssinia
1815-1896

High Imperialism, 1880-1918
Mauritius
1880-1918
Madagascar
1883-1918
Comoros
1841-1914
Zanzibar
1886-1918
German East Africa
1886-1918
Burundi
1890-1918
Rwanda
1890-1918
Uganda
1890-1918
British East Africa
1886-1918
Somalia
1889-1918
Somaliland
1884-1918
Fr. Somali Coast
1891-1918
Eritrea
1882-1918

1918-1939
Mauritius
1918-1939
Madagascar
1918-1939
Zanzibar
1918-1939
Tanganyika
1918-1939
Uganda
1918-1939
Kenya
1918-1939
Somalia
1918-1939
Somaliland
1918-1939
Fr. Somali Coast
1918-1939
Eritrea
1918-1939
Abyssinia
1896-1935

From World War II to Independence
Mauritius
1939-1968
Reunion
1939-1973
Madagascar
1939-1960
Comoros
1946-1975
Seychelles
1903-1976
Zanzibar
1939-1964
Tanganyika
1939-1961
Burundi
1918-1962
Rwanda
1918-1962
Uganda
1939-1962
Kenya
1939-1963
Somalia
1939-1960
Somaliland
1939-1960
Fr. Somali Coast
1939-1977
Eritrea
1939-1952
Eritrea
1952-1991
Ethiopia
1935-1944

African History since Independence
Mauritius
since 1968
Reunion
since 1973
Madagascar
1960-1980
Comoros
1975-
Seychelles
1976-
Tanzania
1961/65-
Burundi
1962-
Rwanda
1962-
Uganda
1962-
Kenya
1963-
Somalia
1960-
Somaliland
1960-
Djibouti
1977-
Eritrea
1991-
Ethiopia
1944-1974
Ethiopia
1974-


EXTERNAL
FILES
Library of Congress, Country Studies : Comoros, Ethiopia, Madagascar , Mauritius , Seychelles , Somalia, Uganda,
Articles from Infoplease : Mauritius, Reunion , Madagascar , Comoros , Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania , Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea , Uganda ,
Leonhard Harding : Das Ausgreifen der Weltwirtschaft, from Univ. Wien, Wirtschaftsgeschichte, in German, concise, scholarly description of Africa's economic history, with periodization
Links to African History, from Looksmart and from Stanford Univ. History Dept.
DOCUMENTS A Clearinghouse of African Primary Sources, from University of California San Bernadino
Internet African History Soucebook, from fordham.edu
African History : Primary Documents, from Stanford Univ., History Dept.
Collections of Historic Maps from Africa from Perry Castaneda Collection at UTexas; from Columbia Univ.; Antiquarian Maps : Africa, from Yale Univ. Library, Map Coll.
African History in Documents : Eastern African History, edited by Robert O. Collins, Princeton : Markus Wiener (1990) 1997
REFERENCE Colin McEvedy, The Penguin Atlas of African History, London : Penguin (1980) 1995, 144 pp.







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