The Swahili: The Social Landscape of a Mercantile Society / Edition 1

The Swahili: The Social Landscape of a Mercantile Society / Edition 1

by Mark Horton, John Middleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 063118919X

ISBN-13: 9780631189190

Pub. Date: 03/13/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This wide-ranging volume integrates documentary sources and contemporary archaeological evidence to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Swahili history, anthropology, language and culture.

Overview

This wide-ranging volume integrates documentary sources and contemporary archaeological evidence to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Swahili history, anthropology, language and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631189190
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/2001
Series:
Peoples of Africa Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. The Swahili Coast.

2. Origins.

3. The Acceptance of Islam.

4. The Swahili Coast and the Indian Ocean World.

5. The Trading System of the Swahili Coast.

6. The Urban Landscape.

7. The Social Landscape.

8. Governance and Politics.

9. The Swahili in a Changing World.

10. Constructing the Mercantile Landscape.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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