General History of Africa: Africa from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Century
UNESCO Publishing, Dec 31, 1984 - Political Science - 780 pages
One of UNESCO's most important publishing projects in the last thirty years, the General History of Africa marks a major breakthrough in the recognition of Africa's cultural heritage. Offering an internal perspective of Africa, the eight-volume work provides a comprehensive approach to the history of ideas, civilizations, societies and institutions of African history. The volumes also discuss historical relationships among Africans as well as multilateral interactions with other cultures and continents.
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Abd al-Mu'min Abū Africa al-Idrīsī Almohad Almoravid Arab archaeological Askiya Bachwezi Bantu became Benin Berber Bornu Cairo caliph central centre chief Christian clan coast copper cultural dynasty early East economic Egypt empire established Ethiopia ethnic fifteenth century forest fourteenth century French transl Fulani Ghana gold groups Hafsid Hausa Hausaland Ibn Khaldūn Ifrīķiya important influence inhabitants Iron Age Islam Islands Kanem Kano Khoikhoi Kilwa king kingdom Lake language Maghrib Mali Mali empire Malinke Mamluk Mande Mandingo Mansa Marinids merchants Morocco mosque Mossi Muḥammad Mūsā Muslim Naaba Niani Niger Nkore nomads northern Nubian oral traditions origin period PLATE political population Portuguese pottery probably provinces region reign religious routes rulers savannah Sefuwa settlement sixteenth slaves society Songhay sources southern Sudan sultan Sundiata Swahili territory thirteenth century Timbuktu Tlemcen towns trade Tūmart twelfth century village western Zimbabwe