UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. IV, Abridged Edition: Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century
University of California Press, 10 mai 1998 - 277 pages
Volume IV of this acclaimed series is now available in an abridged paperback edition. The result of years of work by scholars from all over the world, The UNESCO General History of Africa reflects how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent. Historical connections with other continents demonstrate Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization. Each volume is lavishly illustrated and contains a comprehensive bibliography.
The period covered in Volume IV constitutes a crucial phase in the continent's history, in which Africa developed its own culture and written records became more common. Major themes include the triumph of Islam; the extension of trading relations,cultural exchanges, and human contacts; and the development of kingdoms and empires.
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The kingdoms and peoples of Chad
The Hausa and their neighbours in the central Sudan
The coastal peoples from Casamance to the Côte dIvoire lagoons
From the Côte dIvoire lagoons to the Volta
From the Volta to Cameroon
Egypt and the Muslim world from the twelfth to the beginning of the sixteenth century
Nubia from the late twelfth century to the Funj conquest in the early sixteenth century
the Solomonids in Ethiopia and the states of the Horn of Africa
The Zambezi and Limpopo basins 11001500
migrations and the emergence of the first states
its peoples and social structures
Madagascar and the neighbouring islands from the twelfth to the sixteenth century
Relationships and exchanges among the different regions
Africa in intercontinental relations
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Abū Africa agriculturalists agriculture Almohad Almoravid ancestors Arab archaeological arrival Ayyūbid Bachwezi Bantu Banū became Benin Berber Borno Cairo caliph cattle central centre chiefdoms chiefs Christian clans coast copper cultural Cushites dynasty east economic Egypt Egyptian empire Ethiopia ethnic Fātimid fifteenth forest fourteenth century Fulbe Ghana Gobir gold groups Hausa Hausaland Ibn Battuta Ibn Khaldūn Ifrikiya Indian Ocean iron Islam island ivory kabilas Kānem Kano Katsina Khoikhoi Kilwa king kingdom kola nuts Lake language lineages linguistic Maghrib Mali Mamlüks Mande Mansa Marinids Mediterranean migrations mosques Mossi Muslim Naaba Niger Nile Nilotes Nkore nomads Nubia oral tradition organized origin pastoralists period political population Portuguese pottery region religious route rulers Rwanda Sahara sarkin savannah Sefuwa settled sixteenth century slaves social Songhay southern Sudan sultan Sundiata Swahili territory thirteenth century Timbuktu Tlemcen towns trade trans-Saharan trans-Saharan trade twelfth century valley villages Zambezi Zimbabwe