Nehemia levtzion ancient ghana and mali london 1973

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Nehemia Levtzion. Ancient Ghana and Mali.London, 1973.Concentrates on the political, social, and cultural history ofwest African kingdoms and empires.Ali A. Mazrui. The Africans: A Triple Heritage.Boston, 1986.Emphasizes the legacies of indigenous, Islamic, and westerninfluences on African history.John S. Mbiti. African Religions and Philosophy.2nd ed. London,1990. A thorough and systematic study of traditional Africanreligions in their cultural context.Roderick James McIntosh. The Peoples of the Middle Niger: TheIsland of Gold.Oxford, 1998. Fascinating volume emphasiz-ing the environmental context of west African history.John Middleton. The World of the Swahili: An African MercantileCivilization.New Haven, 1992. Rich scholarly analysis thatplaces modern Swahili society and culture in its historicalcontext.ben06937.Ch19_482-507.qxd 8/9/07 3:24 PM Page 505
506P A R TI V|An Age of Cross-Cultural Interaction, 1000 to 1500 C.E.D. T. Niane, ed. Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali.2nd ed. Trans.by G. D. Pickett. London, 2006. Translation of the story ofSundiata, founder of the Mali empire, as preserved in Africanoral tradition.Derek Nurse and Thomas Spear. The Swahili: Reconstructing theHistory and Language of an African Society, 800–1500.Phila-delphia, 1985. A short but solid and insightful survey ofSwahili history.Alexandre Popovic. The Revolt of African Slaves in Iraq.Trans.by L. King. Princeton, 1999. Important study of the Zanjrevolt of the ninth century.Jan Vansina. Paths in the Rainforests: Toward a History of Politi-cal Tradition in Equatorial Africa.Madison, 1990. A bril-liant synthesis of early African history by one of the world’sforemost historians of Africa.ben06937.Ch19_482-507.qxd 8/9/07 3:24 PM Page 506
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