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Cambridge History of Africa, Volume 3: From c. 1050 to c. 1600 (Roland Oliver) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1977) 9780521209816
Cambridge History of Africa, Volume 3: From c. 1050 to c. 1600 (Roland Oliver) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1977) 9780521209816
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Title: Cambridge History of Africa, Volume 3: From c. 1050 to c. 1600

Author: Oliver, Roland

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1977

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521209816

Volumes: 1; Pages: 816

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The five and a half centuries described in this volume were those in which Iron Age cultures passed from their early and experimental phases into stages of maturity characterized by long-distance trade and complex, many-tiered political systems. In Egypt and North Africa it was a period of religious and cultural consolidation when the Arabic language and the faith of Islam were adopted by the majority of the indigenous Copts and Berbers. In the sub-Saharan Savanna it was a period rather of penetration when Muslim merchants and clerics built up small but significant minorities of Negro African converts. Muslim migrants conquered the Nilotic Sudan, encircled Christian Ethiopia and settled the coastline of eastern Africa. Intercontinental trade developed across the whole width of the Sahara and also toward the Indian Ocean ports. During the last century and a half of the period the Portuguese opened the Atlantic coasts and competed with the Muslim traders of the Indian Ocean. But throughout the period African states, large and small, were strong enough, relatively, to control their visitors from the outside world. The main significance of the outsiders, whether Muslim or Christian, was as literate observers of the African scene.

Contents

Introduction: some interregional themes Roland Oliver

1. Egypt, Nubia, and the Eastern Deserts Ivan Hrbek

2. Ethiopia, the Red Sea and the Horn Taddesse Tamrat

3. The East Coast, Madagascar and the Indian Ocean H. Neville Chittick

4. The eastern Maghrib and the central Sudan H. J. Fisher

5. The western Maghrib and Sudan Nehemia Levtzion

6. Upper and lower guinea J. D. Fage

7. Central Africa from Cameroun to the Zambezi David Birmingham

8. Southern Africa David Birmingham, and Shula Marks

9. The East African interior Roland Oliver

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