Department Of History and International Studies Lecture Notes


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1) INTRODUCTION TO DIPLOMACY (LECTURE NOTE).

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

INTRODUCTION
The study of the evolution of diplomatic practice seeks to explore the manner in which the institutions, principles and practices of diplomacy started, grew and developed into the world wide system that we know today. The basic purpose is to outline the earliest beginnings in the conduct and regulation of inter-state relations, to identify the elements of change and continuity throughout the centuries and to discern and distil the essential traditions that helped to shape the form and character…

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2) ECONOMIC HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

Introduction: The course HIS 315 Economic History of West Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries focuses on the major economic development and allied activities of the West Africa sub-region in the 19th and 20th centuries by highlighting the motivating factors for production, distribution and consumption within the demand and supply chain taking into cognisance external challenges which impacted on the political and socio-cultural developments till date

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3) PHILOSOPHY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

What is Philosophy of History?
Philosophy of History has three categories: Original History, Reflective History and Philosophic History. Original History of the first kind, the mention of one or two distinguished names will furnish a definite type. To this category belong Herodotus, Thucydides, and other historians of the same order, whose descriptions are for the most part limited to deeds, events, and states of society, which they had before their eyes, and whose spirit they shared.

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4) AFRICA UP TO 1800.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

The course is designed to give the students a general survey/idea on the issues about Africa taking it from 1000 – 1800 within these topics: Africa and the Origin of Man, Domestication of Plants and Animals, the Neolithic Revolution; Africa and the Outside World; the Nile Valley Civilization and its Impact on Africa South of the Sahara; the Great Migrations, Settlement Patterns and its Consequences on the Africa Continent; Africa and the Muslim World, the Trans- Saharan Trade;…

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5) NORTH AFRICA: THE MAGHREB 1800 – 1900.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

Introduction: The course explores the study of the indigenous people of the Northern Africa, the nature of and effects of geographical factors and foreign conquest, the processes of state formation, the study of Egypt to the Napoleonic era, the character of European imperialism, colonial rule, Islamic politics and the emergence of modern states in the Maghreb, European rivalry in Egypt and condominium government in the sudan. It also introduces students to nationalism and pattern of post-independence developments in…

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6) HISTORIOGRAPHY..

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

The primary idea of historiography is history, the nature of history, types of history and the history of historical writing, problems of knowledge and methods of history and the training of students to become historians. It also covers the importance and use of history, problems associated with the writing of history, African historiography, its limitations and the relationships between history and other disciplines.

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7) NIGERIA FROM 1800 TO INDEPENDENCE_COURSE WARE.

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

 The course surveys the key issues in the political, economic, and social developments in Nigerian communities and the factors responsible for such developments in the nineteenth and twentieth century. It also pays attention to the study of changes in pre-colonial societies- political, social, economic, demographic and intellectual-generated by internal and external forces and stimuli. To this extent issues like the conquest, amalgamation of the North and South Protectorate, the British administration, the evolution and growth of nationalism, constitutional developments, decolonization…

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8) EUROPE TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION.

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

Introduction
Europe, one of the continents of the world, is the direct sole beneficiary of the ancient civilizations. It benefitted from Egypt in Africa, Greece and Rome in
Europe and Mesopotamia in Asia. Man in Europe as in other continents started as a food gatherer from which he became a cultivator, from a hunter to a domesticator and caretaker or domesticator of animals-thereby developing agriculture, from wearing leaves to wearing animal skins, from sleeping in caves to making…

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