West Africa before the Colonial Era: A History to 1850 / Edition 1

West Africa before the Colonial Era: A History to 1850 / Edition 1

by Basil Davidson
     
 

ISBN-10: 058231853X

ISBN-13: 9780582318533

Pub. Date: 08/07/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful textA History of West Africa
1000-1800
, but he has reworked his new text specially for a wider international readership. In the process he offers a fascinating introduction to the rich…  See more details below

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This is a survey of pre-colonial West Africa, written by the internationally respected author and journalist, Basil Davidson. He takes as his starting point his successful textA History of West Africa
1000-1800
, but he has reworked his new text specially for a wider international readership. In the process he offers a fascinating introduction to the rich societies and cultures of Africa before the coming of the Europeans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582318533
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/07/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,306,266
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Author's Note
1A Very Long History1
2The Emergence of Trading States and Empires15
3Pioneers in Ancient Ghana23
4The Majesty of Mali35
5Songhay Achievement47
6Kanem-Bornu and the Hausa States63
7Early Senegambia91
8The Forest Kingdoms: in the Delta of the Niger and its Peripheries105
9On the Threshold of Modern Times: the Economy of West Africa in 1600129
10Religion, the Arts, and Learning143
11The Organization of Society157
12New Pressures from Outside171
13Origins and Growth of the Atlantic Slave Trade185
14Senegambia after 1700207
15The Union of the Golden Stool217
16After Many Disasters231
AppTable of Comparative Dates239
Index251

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