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Author Davidson, Basil, 1914-2010.

Uniform Title West Africa 1000-1800
Title A history of West Africa to the nineteenth century / Basil Davidson ; with F.K. Buah and the advice of J.F. Ade Ajayi ; maps by K.C. Jordan.

Imprint Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Books, 1966.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  966 D281h 1966    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition Anchor Books ed.
Description xvi, 342 pages : maps ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published in 1965 under title: West Africa 1000-1800.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332).
Contents Introduction: Early Times -- The background of history -- Africa through the ages -- Geographical divisions of West Africa -- Way of life of early men -- Early peoples of West Africa -- The importance of iron -- Early states -- The sources of historical knowledge -- pt. 1. Five dynamic centuries AD 1000 -- 1500 -- West Africa in about AD 1000 -- Some general notes -- The western region -- Introduction: The Sudan -- Early trade -- Crossing the Sahara -- The empire of Ghana -- Traditions of origin -- Growth of Ghana -- Government of the empire -- Revenue and wealth of Ghana -- The fall of Ghana -- The successor states of Ghana -- The empire of Mali -- Kangaba -- Sundiata and Mansa Uli -- Mansa kankan Musa -- Decline of Mali -- The peoples of western Guinea -- The central region -- Rise of the empire of Songhay -- Timbuktu and Jenne -- The Mossi states -- Development of the central region of Guinea -- Bono-Manso -- Along the coast of modern Ghana -- The eastern region I -- The empire of kanem-Bornu -- Hausa states -- The eastern region II -- The Ibo and their neighbours -- The Yoruba and Ife -- The empire of Benin -- Oba Ewuare -- Nupe and Jukun -- pt. 2. The civilisation of the sixteenth century AD 1500 -- 1600 -- Introduction -- The western region in the sixteenth century -- Senegal, the Woloff and Futa Toro -- Tengella Koli and the Denianke -- Further decline of Mali -- Western Guinea, Gambia, Sierra Leone -- The central region in the sixteenth century -- Greatness of the empire of Songhay -- Sunni Ali -- Askia the Great -- Invasion of Songhay -- The states to the south of Songhay -- Tha Akan and their neighbours -- The eastern region in the sixteenth century -- Expansion of the empire of Kanem-Bornu -- Mai Idris Alooma -- Rise of the Hausa states -- The Niger delta -- Oyo and Benin -- The culture and civilisation of West Africa in the sixteenth century I -- Unity and continuity -- How people lived -- Production, trade, and money -- Cities -- The culture and civilisation of West Africa in the sixteenth century II -- Education and learning -- Religion and learning -- The writers of Timbuktu -- Religion and art -- The organisation of society in the sixteenth century -- The stratification of society -- Masters and servants -- Kinds of service -- Methods of government -- Kings, nobles, government -- Professional armies -- Law and order -- Clash of beliefs -- New pressures from outside -- Changes in North Africa: the Turkish empire -- The coming of the Europeans to west Africa -- A new partnership -- Beginning of the Atlantic slave trade -- pt. 3. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- A period of great change -- The sea-merchants -- European rivalries -- Growth of the Atlantic slave trade -- Firearms -- Cause and effect -- Benin, Oyo, and the delta states -- Benin -- Decline of the empire of Oyo -- The delta states -- Government in the delta -- The trade of the delta -- Dahomey in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- General notes -- Ardrah and Ouidah -- The Fon expansion -- Dahomey and Oyo -- The Akwamu and their rivals -- Origins of the Asante empire -- Asante, Fante, and Britain -- Western Guinea in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Gonja, Kong, Bonduku -- The Baoule -- The coast -- Gambia and Senegal -- The Western Sudan in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Ruin and revival -- Destruction of Songhay -- Timbuktu and Jenne -- New Niger states: Segu and kaarta -- Mamari Kulibali and Ngolo Diara -- The Fulani reforming movement -- The western imamates -- Other reforming movements -- Hausaland and Bornu in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries -- Events in Hausaland: Katsina and Kano -- The Fulani empire: Uthman dan Fodio -- Uthman's ideas -- Muhammed Bello -- Bornu after Idris Alooma -- Decline of Bornu -- 1800 and after -- Strength and weakness -- The Atlantic trade: a summing-up -- The main consequences in West Africa -- Resistance to the slave trade -- Africans beyond the seas -- Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the rise of colonialism -- Introduction -- Founding of Sierra Leone -- Founding Liberia -- New kinds of trade -- Explorers from Europe -- Rise of colonialism -- The past and the futuer.
Subject Africa, West -- History -- To 1884.
Africa, West. (OCoLC)fst01239521
Chronological Term To 1884
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Buah, F. K.

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