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The African Middle Ages, 1400-1800 - Roland Oliver

The African Middle Ages, 1400-1800

Paperback Published: 10th August 1981
ISBN: 9780521298940
Number Of Pages: 228

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The African Middle Ages covers the period of African history from 1400 to 1800. During this period Africa was influenced by external forces as the Islamic states of the north extended their sway and as maritime trade with Europe and Asia increased. The notorious slave-trade created the black population of North and South America, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean islands. The authors, however, emphasize the extent to which Africans dealt with outsiders on equal terms. The peoples of Africa were coalescing into tribal states rather like those of early medieval Europe. These states were often capable of providing a high degree of law and order, of exploiting resources and organising trade; of redistributing the products of local industries, and of defending themselves against outside attack. Though eventually subordinated by the colonial conquests of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the tribal states of pre-colonial Africa continue to exert a powerful residual influence upon the post-colonial states of modern Africa.

The African dimension of Islam
The back country of the African Middle Ages
Egypt and the Nilotic Sudan
The north-eastern triangle
The states of Barbary
Western West Africa
Eastern West Africa
From the Niger to the Nile
The upper Nile basin and the East African plateau
From the Lualaba to the Zambezi
The land of the blacksmith kings
The approaches to Zimbabwe
The peoples of the south Epilogue
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ISBN: 9780521298940
ISBN-10: 0521298946
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 10th August 1981
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.27