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Fontes Historiae Africanae, New Series (Sources of African History)

In 1997, the British committee established a NEW SERIES, in which all its volumes are published. Non-English sources are published in English translation. The original language texts are occasionally published in addition. Volumes are published by Oxford University Press.

Fontes Historiae Africanae is an international project, initiated in 1962 to produce editions of sources for the history of Africa, under the general auspices of the Union Académique Internationale.

In 1973 the British Academy established a British committee to publish volumes in the series; by 1995, ten volumes had been prepared and published via this committee and the Academy.

In 1997, the British committee established a NEW SERIES, in which all its volumes are published.

Non-English sources are published in English translation. The original language texts are occasionally published in addition.

Volumes are published by Oxford University Press.

Voices from the Chilembwe Rising: Witness Testimonies made to the Nyasaland Rising Commission of Inquiry, 1915, edited by John McCracken
New Series 14    649 pages
978-0-19-726592-5    hbk    2015    available from OUP   £110.00
[interview with editor: audio version (Soundcloud) | British Academy Review version]  

Empire and the Nuer: Documents and Texts from the Pacification of the Southern Sudan, 1891-1930, edited by Douglas H. Johnson
New Series 13   350 pages
978-0-19-726588-8   hbk   2016   available from OUP   £70.00

The Goğğam Chronicle by Aläqa Täklä Iyäsus WaqGera, edited and translated by Girma Getahun
New Series 12    412 pages
978-0-19-726309-9    hbk    2014    available from OUP    £85.00
[launch event]

A Journey from Tete to Zumbo (Uma Viagem de Tete ao Zumbo) by Albino Manoel Pacheco, edited and translated by Malyn Newitt
New Series 11    208 pages
978-0-19-726560-4    hbk    2013    available from OUP    £45.00

Dahomey and the Ending of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: The Journals and Correspondence of Vice-Consul Louis Fraser, 1851-1852, edited by Robin Law
New Series 10    294 pages
978-0-19-726521-5   hbk    2012    available from OUP    £55.00

Treatise on the Rivers of Cuama (Tratado dos Rios de Cuama), by Antonio da Conceicao, edited and translated by Malyn Newitt
New Series 9    136 pages
978-0-19-726407-2  hbk    2009    available from OUP    £30.00

The English in West Africa, 1691–1699. The Local Correspondence of the Royal African Company of England, 1681–1699: Part 3, edited by Robin Law
New Series 8    720 pages
978-0-19-726392-1  hbk    2006    available from OUP    £110.00
[British Academy Review article by Robin Law]

An African Family Archive: The Lawsons of Little Popo/Aneho (Togo), 1841–1938, edited by Adam Jones & Peter Sebald
New Series 7    582 pages
978-0-19-726308-2  hbk    2005    available from OUP    £95.00

‘The History of Ashanti Kings and the whole country itself’, and Other Writings, by Otumfuo, Nana Agyeman Prempeh I, edited by A Adu Boahen, Emmanuel Akyeampong, Nancy Lawler, T C McCaskie & Ivor Wilks
New Series 6    234 pages
978-0-19-726261-0  hbk    2003, repr 2003, 2005, 2006    out of print
978-0-19-726415-7  pbk    2008 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £17.99
facsimiles

The English in West Africa, 1685–1688. The Local Correspondence of the Royal African Company of England, 1681–1699: Part 2, edited by Robin Law
New Series 5    486 pages
978-0-19-726252-8  hbk    2001    available from OUP    £85.00

Arabic Medieval Inscriptions from the Republic of Mali: Epigraphy, Chronicles, and Songhay–Tuareg History, by P F de Moraes Farias
New Series 4    544 pages + 69 plates
978-0-19-726222-1  hbk    2003    out of print

A Reliable Account of the Coast of Guinea (1760), by Ludewig Ferdinand Rømer, translated and edited by Selena Axelrod Winsnes
New Series 3    320 pages
0-19-726218-X  hbk    2000    out of print

Memoirs of Giambattista Scala: Consul of his Italian Majesty in Lagos in Guinea (1862), translated by Brenda Packman, edited by Robert Smith 
New Series 2    184 pages
0-19-726204-X  hbk    2000    out of print

The English in West Africa, 1681–1683. The Local Correspondence of the Royal African Company of England, 1681–1699: Part 1, edited by Robin Law
New Series 1    384 pages
978-0-19-726176-7  hbk    1997    available from OUP    £75.00


WEB PUBLICATION

Facsimile or original text versions are available on the web to support two of the published volumes. Click on the blue wording below

The Goggam Chronicle, edited by Girma Getahun
New Series 12 (see above)

‘The History of Ashanti Kings and the whole country itself’, and Other Writings, by Otumfuo, Nana Agyeman Prempeh I, edited by A Adu Boahen, Emmanuel Akyeampong, Nancy Lawler, T C McCaskie & Ivor Wilks
New Series 6 (see above)

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