Michael A. Gomez's African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and PDF

By Michael A. Gomez

ISBN-10: 0691177422

ISBN-13: 9780691177427

A groundbreaking historical past that places early and medieval West Africa in an international context

Pick up nearly any booklet on early and medieval international background and empire, and the place do you discover West Africa? at the outer edge. This pioneering publication, the 1st in this interval of the region’s background in a iteration, tells a distinct tale. Interweaving political and social heritage and drawing on a wealthy array of resources, together with Arabic manuscripts, oral histories, and up to date archaeological findings, Michael Gomez unveils a brand new imaginative and prescient of ways different types of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in worldwide background extra more often than not. students have lengthy held that such differences arose through the colonial interval, yet Gomez exhibits they built a lot earlier.

Focusing at the Savannah and Sahel sector, Gomez strains the trade of principles and affects with North Africa and the valuable Islamic Lands in terms of retailers, students, and pilgrims. Islam’s development in West Africa, in tandem with intensifying trade that integrated slaves, ended in a chain of political experiments exact to the sector, culminating within the upward push of empire. an incredible preoccupation used to be the query of who will be legally enslaved, which including different components resulted in the development of latest principles approximately ethnicity, race, gender, and caste—long prior to colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade.

Telling a noticeably new tale approximately early Africa in international background, African Dominion is determined to be the traditional paintings at the topic for a few years to come.

Show description

Read or Download African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa PDF

Similar african history books

Download e-book for iPad: The Cambridge History of South Africa: Volume 2, 1885–1994 by Robert Ross,Anne Kelk Mager,Bill Nasson

This e-book surveys South African historical past from the invention of gold within the Witwatersrand within the past due 19th century to the 1st democratic elections in 1994. Written through a number of the top historians of the rustic, it pulls jointly 4 many years of scholarship to provide a close evaluation of South Africa through the 20th century.

Giovanni R. Ruffini's Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History PDF

As one of many few surviving archaeological websites from the medieval Christian country of Nubia, Qasr Ibrim is severely vital in a couple of methods. it's the merely website in decrease Nubia that remained above water after the of completion of the Aswan excessive dam. additionally, due to the aridity of the weather within the quarter, the location is marked by way of remarkable upkeep of natural fabric, specially textual fabric written on papyrus, leather-based, and paper.

Download PDF by Michele K. Vollaro: Le narrazioni del Biafra: Immagine e storiografia della

Master's Thesis from the 12 months 2011 within the topic background - Africa, grade: 1,0, college of Rome "La Sapienza" (Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia), direction: Storia della storiografia, language: Italian, summary: Nella tesi di laurea si studia il discorso sul Biafra e los angeles guerra civile nigeriana, intendendo in line with discorso un certo linguaggio, le istituzioni e l. a. configurazione dei poteri che lo alimentano.

Stephen A. Dueppen's Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna: The Origins of a West PDF

Many West African societies have egalitarian political structures, with non-centralised distributions of strength. 'Egalitarian Revolution within the Savanna' analyses a variety of archaeological information to discover the improvement of such societies. the quantity deals a close case examine of the village cost of Kirikongo in western Burkina Faso.

Additional info for African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Sample text

Download PDF sample

African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa by Michael A. Gomez

by Kevin

Rated 4.65 of 5 – based on 49 votes