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Experience as Evidence in Africanist Historiography

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 May 2015

Abstract

This paper observes that historians of Africa often rely on experience for evidence, and it asks whether we do so with adequate rigor.

Résumé

Cet article observe que les historiens de l’Afrique ont souvent recours à l’expérience vécue comme source historique, et s’interroge sur la rigueur de cette démarche.

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Writing the History of Africa after 1960
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Copyright © African Studies Association 2015 

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