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African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa

Author: Michael A Gomez
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, [2018] ©2018 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
This pioneering book, the first on this period of the region's history in a generation, tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, including Arabic manuscripts, oral histories, and recent archaeological findings, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history more  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
viii, 505 pages : maps
(DLC) 2017029692
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Gomez
ISBN: 9781787854055 1787854051
OCLC Number: 1142713065
Description: 1 online resource (25 entries) : 8 images
Contents: Preface --
Prologue --
Part I. Early Sahel and Savannah: chapter 1. The middle Niger in pre-antiquity and global context; chapter 2. Early Gao; chapter 3. The kingdoms of Ghana: reform along the Senegal River; chapter 4. Slavery and race imagined in Bilād As-Sūdān --
Part II. Imperial Mali: chapter 5. The meanings of Sunjata and the dawn of imperial Mali; chapter 6. Mansā Mūsā and global Mali; chapter 7. Intrigue, Islam, and Ibn Baṭṭūṭa --
Part III. Imperial Songhay: chapter 8. Sunni 'Alī and the reinvention of Songhay; chapter 9. The Sunni and the scholars: a tale of revenge; chapter 10. Renaissance: the age of Askia Al-Ḥājj Muḥammad; chapter 11. Of clerics and concubines --
Part IV. Le dernier de l'empire: chapter 12. Of fitnas and fratricide: the nadir of imperial Songhay; chapter 13. Surfeit and stability: the era of Askia Dāwūd; chapter 14. The rending asunder: dominion's end --
Epilogue. A thousand years --
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In a radically new account of the importance of early Africa in global history, Gomez traces how Islam's growth in West Africa, along with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a  Read more...


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