History 4195-October 31

History 4195-October 31 - October 31, 2007 Akan states and...

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October 31, 2007 Akan states and the rise of Asnte Akan speaking people 16 th -18 th centuries: Akan consolidation of state-formation forest region started before this but by late 17 century formation had picked up Emergence of Denkyira, Akwamu, Fante and Asante several states forming along Guinea coast: Denkyira, Akwamu, Fante and Asante Any appreciation of the period, must involve and understanding of the social implictions of, first, the eveolution of the gold-producing industry; second, the expansion and organisation jof commerce in gold and, increasingly, in slaves; and third, the changing techniques of warfare. Asante was the largest and most successful 1. not through calvary but through strong infantry 2. calvary not good here because tropical and sleeping sickness 3. with inroduction of bows (introduced during Obiri Yeboa) then smooth transition into guns 4. military and politics were close, some say very close to a military state 5. military officials became very important
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2009 for the course HIST 4195 taught by Professor Cole during the Fall '07 term at LSU.

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History 4195-October 31 - October 31, 2007 Akan states and...

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