Title:The Kingdom of Kongo - Civil War and Transition 1641-1718
The Kingdom of Kongo has had a fascination for historians on two counts. First of all, its flirtation with Christianity, and with the outward trappings of European culture has made it a model of early acculturation for some, while for others it has been an example of the effects, for good or ill, of 'foreign aid.' Secondly, and also as a result of its conversion to Christianity, Kongo is described by a wealth of contemporary documents, some from missionaries who served long terms in the country, some from merchants, and others from literate Kongo themselves. The result of this documentary abundance is that Kongo history can be studied in detail from a much earlier date than is possible for most other major, independent African states...
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