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West Africa before the colonial era : a history to 1850

Author: Basil Davidson
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2014.
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This is a survey of the development and history of the societies and culture of West Africa until c. 1850. The accounts of the major empires of West Africa are set in their broad context, illuminated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davidson, Basil, 1914-2010.
West Africa before the colonial era.
(DLC) 97048911
(OCoLC)38081826
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Davidson
ISBN: 9781317882657 1317882652 9781315840369 1315840367
OCLC Number: 894509825
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: A very long history --
The emergence of trading states and empires --
Pioneers in ancient Ghana --
The majesty of Mali --
Songhay achievement --
Kanem-Bornu and the Hausa States --
Early Senegambia --
The forest kingdoms: in the delta of the Niger and its peripheries --
On the threshold of modern times: the economy of West Africa in 1600 --
Religion, the arts, and learning --
The organization of society --
New pressures from outside --
Origins and growth of the Atlantic slave trade --
Senegambia after 1700 --
The union of the golden school --
After many disasters.
Responsibility: Basil Davidson.

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