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Medieval Africa, 1250–1800

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  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521790246

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  • This radically revised and updated companion volume to the authors' well-known Africa since 1800 (now in its fourth edition) takes African history from about 1250 AD, when African societies were expanding their political and economic scope, and when Islamic influences were already reaching across the Sahara and down the Indian Ocean coastline. It continues through the period of early European contact from the fifteenth century onward, with much emphasis on expanding Atlantic trade.

    • Establishes a truly African background for introductory courses in African history
    • Deals with Africa to the north of the Sahara as well as to the south
    • Medieval Africa is not compressed into a minor introductory role, as it is in most general histories of the continent
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    " impressive study-copiously illustrated with detailed maps...a valuable tool for teachers eager and willing to introduce their students to the premodern history of Africa. Africanist scholars will find much that is useful there. This is a book I will make my graduate students working in Africa own." Religious Studies Review

    "Only a handful of other scholars can match the author's master of historiography and source materials available before the mid-1990s." Historian

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521790246
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 24 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Egypt
    3. Ifriqiya and the Regencies
    4. The Islamic Far West
    5. The Western Sudan and Upper Guinea
    6. The Central Sudan and Lower Guinea
    7. Nubia, Darfur and Wadai
    8. The North-Eastern triangle
    9. The Upper Nile Basin and the East African Plateau
    10. The heart of Africa
    11. The land of the Blacksmith Kings
    12. From the Lualaba to the Zambezi
    13. The approaches to Zimbabwe
    14. The peoples of the South.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Africa to 1800
    • African History I
    • World Civilizations: Africa
  • Authors

    Roland Oliver

    Anthony Atmore

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