A Thousand Years of East Africa

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Nairobi : British Institute in Eastern Africa, 1990 - Social Science - 111 pages
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In reviewing the work of the BIEA this volume summarises the history and development of Eastern Africa. Prominent subjects include: the town of ntusi in the 11-14th cents, and the background to the inter lacustrine kingdoms; irrigation cultivators at Engaruka below the rift escarpment 300 to 500 years ago; the Siriwake livestock specialists in the high grasslands until the Maasai Revolution; salt and iron industries through the ages; the flowering of Swahili towns and their place in the world of islam; Kilwa, the 14th century palace of Husuni Kubwa and the Zimbabwe gold trade.

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Prologue
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The Rift Valley and Highlands before the Maasai 2856
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The Swahili HarbourTowns 5788
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