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The Resource African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa, Michael A. Gomez

African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa, Michael A. Gomez

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African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa
Title
African dominion
Title remainder
a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Gomez
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Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking history that puts early and medieval West Africa in a global context Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book, the first on this period of the region's history in a generation, tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, including Arabic manuscripts, oral histories, and recent archaeological findings, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history more generally. Scholars have long held that such distinctions arose during the colonial period, but Gomez shows they developed much earlier. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces the exchange of ideas and influences with North Africa and the Central Islamic Lands by way of merchants, scholars, and pilgrims. Islam's growth in West Africa, in tandem with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A major preoccupation was the question of who could be legally enslaved, which together with other factors led to the construction of new ideas about ethnicity, race, gender, and caste--long before colonialism and the transatlantic slave trade. Telling a radically new story about early Africa in global history, African Dominion is set to be the standard work on the subject for many years to come
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IEN/DLC
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1955-
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Gomez, Michael A.
Dewey number
966.02
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT476
LC item number
.G66 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Islam
  • Slavery
  • Africa, West
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African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa, Michael A. Gomez
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Early Sahel and savannah. 1. The Middle Niger in pre-antiquity and global context ; 2. Early Gao ; 3. The kingdoms of Ghana : reform along the Senegal River ; 4. Slavery and race imagined in Bilād as-Sūdān -- Part II. Imperial Mali. 5. The meanings of Sunjata and the dawn of imperial Mali ; 6. Mansā Mūsā and global Mali ; 7. Intrigue, Islam, and Ibn Baṭṭūṭa -- Part III. Imperial Songhay. 8. Sunni ʻAlī and the reinvention of Songhay ; 9. The Sunni and the scholars : a tale of revenge ; 10. Renaissance : the age of Askia al-Ḥājj Muḥammad ; 11. Of clerics and concubines -- Part IV. Le dernier de l'empire. 12. Of fitnas and fratricide : the nadir of imperial Songhay ; 13. Surfeit and stability : the era of Askia Dāwūd ; 14. The rending asunder : dominion's end -- Epilogue. A thousand years
Control code
ocn983824904
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 505 pages
Isbn
9780691177427
Lccn
2017029692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691177427
  • (OCoLC)983824904
Label
African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa, Michael A. Gomez
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I. Early Sahel and savannah. 1. The Middle Niger in pre-antiquity and global context ; 2. Early Gao ; 3. The kingdoms of Ghana : reform along the Senegal River ; 4. Slavery and race imagined in Bilād as-Sūdān -- Part II. Imperial Mali. 5. The meanings of Sunjata and the dawn of imperial Mali ; 6. Mansā Mūsā and global Mali ; 7. Intrigue, Islam, and Ibn Baṭṭūṭa -- Part III. Imperial Songhay. 8. Sunni ʻAlī and the reinvention of Songhay ; 9. The Sunni and the scholars : a tale of revenge ; 10. Renaissance : the age of Askia al-Ḥājj Muḥammad ; 11. Of clerics and concubines -- Part IV. Le dernier de l'empire. 12. Of fitnas and fratricide : the nadir of imperial Songhay ; 13. Surfeit and stability : the era of Askia Dāwūd ; 14. The rending asunder : dominion's end -- Epilogue. A thousand years
Control code
ocn983824904
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 505 pages
Isbn
9780691177427
Lccn
2017029692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691177427
  • (OCoLC)983824904

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