Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Drawing on a rich oral tradition, numerous trips to the region, and the latest scholarship available on this important but little-studied era, scholar and author David Conrad explores the people, places, and ideas that made up this trio of empires. Connections to life today include the continuing impact of Islam and tribal groups in Africa, and the influence of the medieval traditions on modern music and cuisine.
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
The Ghana Empire
17
The Mali Empire
33
The Songhay Empire
49
The Soninke People of the Ghana Empire
67
The Mande People of the Mali Empire
83
The Songhay People
97
Epilogue
109
Time Line
120
Resources
121
Bibliography
123
Index
124
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