Resources for Africa


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Selected media items at Ursuline College Library (May need instructor permission to check out media items)
  • Africa - MEDIA/DT 14 .A33
  • Portrait of Africa - MEDIA/DT 12.2 .P67

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Encyclopedia of Pre-Colonial Africa
REF/DT 2 .E53 1997
Encyclopedia of African History and Culture (5 volumes)
REF/ DT 3 P27 2005
Africana
REF/DT 14 A37435 1999
Encyclopedia of African Nations and Civilizations
REF/ DT 14 .E43 2002
West African Kingdoms
REF/ DT 476 W48 2004
The New Atlas of African History
REF/G 2446 S1F73 1991
Encyclopedia of World Cultures
REF/ GN 307 .E53

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Art and Architecture

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Atlas of World Art
REF/ G 1046 .E1 O9 2004
Africa Adorned (jewelry)
GT 1580 .F57 1984
African Hairstyles (braids)
GT 2295 .A35 S24 1983
The Art and Architecture of Islam
N 6260 .B56 1994
The Dictionary of Art
REF/N 31 .D5 1996
A History of Art in Africa
N 7380 .H54 2001
The Tribal Arts of Africa
N 7380 .B32 1998
The Royal Arts of Africa: the Majesty of Form
N 7391.65 .B58 1998
African Royal Court art
N 7391.65 .C6613 1998
African Fabric Design
NK 8987 .F7497 1999
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Selected media items at Ursuline College Library (May need instructor permission to check out media items)
  • African art: legacy of oppression - MEDIA/N 7391.65 .A35
  • African art, women, history: the Luba people of central Africa - MEDIA/N 7399 .C6 A47
  • African art and women artists - MEDIA/N 7380 .A378

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  • ARTstor - A digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Humanities International Complete - Comprehensive database of humanities content.

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Dress

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion
REF/ GT 507 .E54 2010
Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion
REF/ GT 507 .E53 2005
Ethnic Dress
GT 511 .K46 1995
Fashioning Africa : power and the politics of dress
GT 1580 .F37 2004
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Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture

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  • Berg Fashion Library - Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history.

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Food

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
The Cambridge World History of Food
REF/ TX 353 .C255 2000
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture
REF/ GT 2850 E53 2003
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Literature

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
African Literature and its Times
REF/PL 8010.M65 2000
African Writers
REF/PL 8010.A453 1996
The Companion to African Literatures
REF/ PR 9340 .C65 2000
Yoruba Trickster Tales
GR 351.32 Y56 O86 1997
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Literary Reference Center

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Music

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
REF/ML 100 .G16 1998
Selected media items at Ursuline College Library (May need instructor permission to check out media items)
  • Africa come back: the popular music of West Africa - MEDIA/ML 3760 .A37
  • The seven ages of music: the magic of African music - MEDIA/ML 350 .S48

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Religion

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
A Companion to African Philosophy
REF/ B5305 C66 2004
Ifa Divination
BF 1779 .I4 B3 1991
The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend
REF/ BL 303 .M45 2004
Introduction to African Religion
BL 2400 .M383 1991
Encyclopedia of African and African-American Religions
REF/BL 2462.5 .E53 2001
Death and the invisible powers: the world of Kongo belief
BL 2480 .B24 B63 1993
Yoruba Beliefs and Sacrificial Rites
BL2480.Y6 A96 1979
The History of Islam in Africa
BP 64 .A1 H62 2000
Atlas of the World's Religions
REF/G 1046 E4 A85 1999
African Ceremonies
GN 645 .B4 19
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Science

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
REF/Q 124.8 .E53 1997
Reader’s Guide to the History of Science
REF/ Q 125 R43 2000
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Women

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Marriage Customs of the World
REF/ GT 690 M65 2004
Women's Roles in Ancient Civilizations
REF/HQ 1127 W654 1999
Sexuality and the World's Religions
BL 65 .S4 S5 2003
Women in Ancient Egypt
HQ 1137 E3 R63 1993
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Women's Studies International

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Arusha, Tanzania

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
North of South: an African Journey
DT433.52 .N34 1979
The Plains Brood Alone: Tribesmen of the Serengeti
DT440 .D5 1973
Sand Rivers
QL337.T3 M37 1981

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Egypt

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of ancient Egypt
REF/ DT 58 .O94 2001
Ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.
REF/ DT 61 .A55 2000
Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians
DT 61 .B685 1999
Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt
REF/ DT 83 .D23 1998
Cairo
DT 148 .R3913 2000
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Ghana


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Liberia

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Culture and Customs of Liberia
REF/ DT 629 O45 2006
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Morocco

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Culture and Customs of Morocco
REF/ DT 312 N57 2006
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Nigeria


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Sierra Leone

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South Africa

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Culture and Customs of South Africa
REF/ GN 656 A36 2004
History of Southern Africa
DT 1787 .O44 1994
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Uganda

Selected books at Ursuline College Library:
Culture and Customs of Uganda
REF/ DT 433.24 O85 2006
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