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Brokers of change : Atlantic commerce and cultures in precolonial Western Africa

Author: Toby Green; University of Birmingham Centre of West African Studies
Publisher: Oxford : The British Academy, 2012.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 178
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an important collection of essays focusing on pre-colonial trade and African-European interaction, looking at western Africa between Senegal and Sierra Leone. It spans the whole pre-colonial period between the first Portuguese voyages of discovery and the transition to legitimate commerce in the 19th century.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Green; University of Birmingham Centre of West African Studies
ISBN: 9780197265208 0197265200
OCLC Number: 827800883
Notes: Papers presented at a conference held at the Centre of West African Studies, Birmingham University, June 11-13, 2009.
Description: 415 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: 1: AFRICAN-EUROPEAN RELATIONS; 2: THE ATLANTIC DIMENSION; 3: THE INSULAR ATLANTIC; 4: TRADE IN SLAVES AND COMMODITIES; 5: "POST-SLAVERY"
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 178
Responsibility: edited by Toby Green.

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Brokers of Change is a welcome addition to the under-represented field of pre-colonial Africa that presents Western Africa as a coherent space of insular and riverine connectivity. * Ghislaine Lydon, Read more...

 
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