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Unformatted text preview: T ropical Africa and Asia 1200-1500-New Islamic Empires in Africa and India spread of Islam in Africa beginning in 7 th century with trade routes across Sahara Christian Ethiopia withstood Muslim advances West Africa- Empire of Mali North India- Delhi Sultanate-Mali in Africa 1230’s to circa 1500 Empire created by indigenous Muslims Rulers fostered spread of Islam among empires political and trading elites control of gold and copper trades Mansa Musa (r. 1312- 1337) spread empire’s rep for wealth on pilgrimage to Mecca Decline c. 1430’s to 1500 through rebellions among ruled and attacks from groups outside empire-The Indian Ocean trade and Islamic States in East Africa East coast maritime trade weak till early centuries C.E. Bantu peoples populate coast Swahili (“coasters”) engage in trade with Arabs-language a form of Bantu, influenced by Arabic 10 th century trade increases-Swahili Coast and Zimbabwe in East Africa Trade and prosperity: imported glass beads, Chinese porcelain, and other...
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course HST 203 taught by Professor Cowley during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.
- Winter '10