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The lost cities of Africa.

Author: Basil Davidson
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, [1959]
Series: An Atlantic monthly press book
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Discusses Egypt, Kush, Meroe, kingdoms of the Old Sudan, Ghana, Mali, Timbuktu, Songhay, the Sao and Kanem, Carthage, Benin, Zanj, Kalambo, Sheba, coastal trade, Axum, Ethiopia, Engaruka, Zimbabwe, Mapungubwe, Inyanga and Niekerk, medieval Rhodesia, the Azanians, the Phoenicians, Djenne, El Masudi, Gao, the Iron Age, Kenya, Kilwa, Khartoum, Malindi, Mombasa, Monomotapa, Mozambique, Ophir, Punt, the Portuguese and  Read more...
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Davidson, Basil, 1914-
Lost cities of Africa.
Boston, Little, Brown [1959]
(OCoLC)600560175
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Davidson
OCLC Number: 412945
Notes: London ed. (Gollancz) has title: Old Africa rediscovered.
Awards: Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, 1960.
Description: 366 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : the rediscovery of Africa --
1. The peopling of ancient Africa --
2. The mystery of Meroe --
3. Kingdoms of the Old Sudan --
4. Between the Niger and the Congo --
5. To the southward --
6. Traders of the Indian Ocean --
7. Fair cities of stone --
8. After Axum --
9. The builders of the south --
10. The reality behind the ruins --
11. Decline and fall --
12. History begins anew
Series Title: An Atlantic monthly press book

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Discusses Egypt, Kush, Meroe, kingdoms of the Old Sudan, Ghana, Mali, Timbuktu, Songhay, the Sao and Kanem, Carthage, Benin, Zanj, Kalambo, Sheba, coastal trade, Axum, Ethiopia, Engaruka, Zimbabwe, Mapungubwe, Inyanga and Niekerk, medieval Rhodesia, the Azanians, the Phoenicians, Djenne, El Masudi, Gao, the Iron Age, Kenya, Kilwa, Khartoum, Malindi, Mombasa, Monomotapa, Mozambique, Ophir, Punt, the Portuguese and the slave trade, Sofala, and more.

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