A history of West Africa, 1000-1800

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Longman, 1965 - History - 318 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
West Africa
2
Rainfall in West Africa
4
Horse cart and chariot trails in early Saharan times
8
CThe importance of iron
12
The Nok Culture
17
ad 10001500
27
The three regions of West Africa
29
The Eastern Region in the sixteenth century
115
The KanemBornu empire at its height
116
The culture and civilisation of West Africa
126
The goldproducing areas of West Africa
134
The organisation of society
158
New pressures from outside
173
TransSaharan caravan routes in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
175
The Turkish advance in North Africa
176

The Western Region
30
Trade and tradingroutes across the Sahara in early times
32
The terminal ports and oasis ports of the Saharan caravans
33
The empire of Ghana
35
Ancient Ghana
36
The Almoravid invasions
44
The empire of Mali
46
The stages in the expansion of the empire of Mali
48
The peoples of western Guinea
53
The Central Region
55
The stages in the expansion of the empire of Sorighay
58
The Mossi States
64
The Eastern Region I
71
The expansion of the KanemBornu empire
73
The Hausa states and their neighbours
77
The Eastern Region II
80
Introduction
95
The Fulani and Mandinka movements in the sixteenth century
97
The Central Region in the sixteenth century
103
The Moroccan invasion of Songhay
111
The founding of Gonja
112
The traderoutes of the Akan
114
European voyages of exploration after 1433
178
The triangular trade
185
ad 15001600
186
The citystates of the Niger Delta
204
dahomey in the seventeenth and eighteenth
209
The Slave Coast
210
The Akwamu Asante and their neighbours
216
The stages in the expansion of the Akwamu empire
217
The expansion of the Asante empire
219
Western Guinea in the seventeenth
229
The coastline of the Ivory Coast Liberia and Sierra Leone in the eighteenth century
231
The Western Sudan in the seventeenth
235
The Bambara states
241
The western imamates
247
ad 16001800
260
i
266
Sierra Leone Liberia and the rise of colonialism
272
Questions
289
Time Charts
297
Index
308
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