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African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa / Michael A. Gomez.

Author/Creator:
Gomez, Michael A., 1955- author.
Publication:
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 505 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Islam -- Africa, West -- History.
Slavery -- Africa, West -- History.
Africa, West -- History -- To 1884.
Islam.
Slavery.
West Africa.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contents:
Part I. Early Sahel and Savannah
Prologue
The Middle Niger in pre-antiquity and global context
Early Gao
The kingdoms of Ghana: Reform along the Senegal River
Slavery and race imagined in Bilad as-Sudan
Part II. Imperial Mali
The meanings of Sunjata and the dawn of imperial Mali
Mansa Musa and global Mali
Intrigue, Islam, and Ibn Baṭṭuṭa
Part III. Imperial Songhay
Sunni 'Ali and the reinvention of Songhay
The Sunni and the scholars: a tale of revenge
Renaissance: the age of Askia al-Ḥajj Muḥammad
Of clerics and concubines
Part IV. Le dernier de l'empire
Of fitnas and fratricide: The nadir of imperial Songhay
Surfeit and stability: The era of Askia Dawud
The rending asunder: Dominion's end
Epilogue: A thousand years.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780691177427
0691177422
OCLC:
983824904
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