Week 3 Slides_Th 4-14 - Week 3: The Trans-Saharan World of...

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Unformatted text preview: Week 3: The Trans-Saharan World of the West African Savanna Th April 14, 2011 Mali and the Epic of Sundiata Outline I. Centralized States in West African Savanna (cont): A. Mali B. Songhai II. Epic of Sundiata III. FILM: Keita! The Heritage of the Griot (Odegaard Media Center, CALN 049) People/ Places/ Terms Soninke Malinke Sosso Samaguru Kante/ Soumaoro Kante Mali Niani Sundiata Songhai Gao Sunni Ali Ber Griot Mali empire in 14th century and main trans-Saharan routes Bambuk/Bure Goldfields Mali Capital: Niani People: Malinke (Mande language group/ Niger Congo language family) Ruler: used the title Mansa Emerged as centralized state in 13thC (founded by Sundiata in 1235) At height of power in 14thC Disintegrated by end of 15thC Bambuk/Bure Goldfields Songhai Capital: Gao People: Songhai (Nilo-Saharan language family) Emerged as centralized state in 15thC (founded by Sunni Ali Ber in 1460s) Conquered by Moroccan army in 1591 Bambuk/Bure Goldfields West African Savanna States Epic of Sundiata...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course HISTORY 355 taught by Professor Christopher during the Spring '11 term at University of Washington.

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Week 3 Slides_Th 4-14 - Week 3: The Trans-Saharan World of...

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