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

Author/creator Gomez, Michael A., 1955- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Descriptionviii, 505 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Part I. Early Sahel and Savannah -- Prologue -- The Middle Niger in pre-antiquity and global context -- Early Gao -- The kingdoms of Ghana: Reform along the Senegal River -- Slavery and race imagined in Bilad as-Sudan -- Part II. Imperial Mali -- The meanings of Sunjata and the dawn of imperial Mali -- Mansa Musa and global Mali -- Intrigue, Islam, and Ibn Baṭṭuṭa -- Part III. Imperial Songhay -- Sunni 'Ali and the reinvention of Songhay -- The Sunni and the scholars: a tale of revenge -- Renaissance: the age of Askia al-Ḥajj Muḥammad -- Of clerics and concubines -- Part IV. Le dernier de l'empire -- Of fitnas and fratricide: The nadir of imperial Songhay -- Surfeit and stability: The era of Askia Dawud -- The rending asunder: Dominion's end -- Epilogue: A thousand years.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017029692
ISBN0691177422 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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