Africa. Its Peoples and Their Culture History

George Peter Murdock (1897-1985)
Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
New York. McGraw-Hill. 1959. 456 p.

Contents

Preface
List of Maps

Part One: Orientation

Geography
Race
Language
Economy
Society
Government
History

Part Two: African Hunters

Pygmies
Bushmen and Their Kin
East African Hunters

Part Three: Sudanic Agricultural Civilization

Nuclear Mande
Voltaic Peoples
Plateau Nigerians

Part Four: North African Agricultural Civilization

Ancient Egyptians
Berbers
Saharan Negroes and the Caravan Trade
Negroes of the Sudan Fringe
Punic and Greco-Roman North Africa

Part Five: Synthesis in the Nile Corridor

Nubians
Nuba
Prenilotes
Central Ethiopians
Sidamo Peoples

Part Six: Southward Expansion of the Cushites

Southern Cushites
Megalithic Cushites
Ancient Azanians

Part Seven: Cultural Impact of Indonesia

Malagasy
Central Sudanic Peoples
Eastern Nigritic Peoples
Cameroon Highlanders
Southern Nigerians
Twi
Kru and Peripheral Mande
Senegambians

Part Eight: Expansion of the Bantu

Northwestern Bantu
Equatorial Bantu
Mongo and Luba
Central Bantu
Northeast Coastal Bantu

Part Nine: East African Pastoralism

Beja
Afar and Somali
Galla
Nilotes

Part Ten: Spread of Pastoralism to the Bantu

Kenya Highland Bantu
Interlacustrine Bantu
Tanganyika Bantu
Middle Zambesi Bantu
Southwestern Bantu
Shona and Thonga
Nguni
Sotho

Part Eleven: North and West African Pastoralism

Bedouin Arabs
Tuareg
Baggara
Fulani

Key to Bibliographical Abbreviations
Index of Tribal Names