Hist 2706- Week 10 Great Zimbabwe
With the arrival of the dutch about 90 percent of the San people were demolished.
Central tenet of San religion is ritual interaction. The San world, theres 3 interactions. 1) Spirit
world 2) Real world 3) Spirit world we
Sahara Desert use to be green and flourishing rivers flow through it fertilizing many crops. But
as nature changed, and the region got drier, people moved out. And the ones who moved north
were called the Berbers.
Religion provides people with a system of values, attitudes and beliefs. Try to answer
eternal existential questions.
Like what is the meaning of life? Why is there evil and suffering? Provide a system of
morality and system of behaviour teach ethical be
HIST 2706- Impact of Christianity in Africa
-About 40 percent of Africans identify as Christian while 45% identify as Muslims. The other 5%
identify as many different indigenous religions/jewish groups.
-Ethiopia is unique for its long history of Christia
Questions for The Lost Libraries of Timbuktu
Timbuktu one of the greatest sources of learning in the Islamic world. Reading is the only way
for them to get access to universal knowledge. Allows them to know more about the outside
world. Colonial impact of
HIST Week 8
The swahilian coast
Swahili definition is the given name of people that share a common culture and language. Live
in present day Somalia etc. Indigenous mixture of African and Arab.
Sawahil is the Arabic name meaning 'coasts'.
Hist 2706 Class- Trans- Saharan Trade
1. Origins of the Trans-Saharan Trade
Trade began about hundreds of years before the Arabs
Copper objects found and made in Morocco a thousand years BCE
75 hector tumulus field in Mali, Niger
Intermediaries from north
The Triangle Trade System
Impacts of the The Kingdom of Kongos Participation
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The Triangular Trade System, also known as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, was one of
the worlds largest trans-r
West African Kingdoms
Thursday, October 2, 2014
- The northern border of West Africa is the Sahara desert.
The Atlantic Ocean lies west and south of the West African region.
West Africa is comprised of 16 countries.
E.g. there are more than 507 languages
The Arrival and Impact of Islam in Africa (Ghana)- Film "Mosque"
Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) makes hijrah in 622 CE. From Mecca to Medina
(Yathrib). Beginning of the Muslim Calendar.
1. Shoes are dirty, Also a symbol of the dirtiness of life, som
Discovering Europeans in Africa
-14th-15th century. Europeans wanted to get around the muslims who were controlling the
trade. And also wanted to get around the muslims who were around the gold located in
Maghreb. During this time, there was a shortage of
Department of History
Ancient and Pre-Colonial Africa
Term: Summer 2013
Time: Mon. and Wed: 18:05-20:55
Class Location: 518Southam Hall
Instructor: Mohamed Ali
Office Hours: Mon. & Wed.4: 30-5: 30 pm
Office: 453 Paterson
Things Fall Apart, written by Chinua Achebe and published in 1958 is a depiction of a
lower Nigerian tribe in 1890 before and during their British colonization. It begins by
introducing Okonkwo, a man with a very proud personality and an unfortunate tragi
How Can We Study Africas Past? The Politics of Studying African History
* Africa is the continent with the longest history of the world because it is the
place where humans originated. The human species, called homo sapiens,
originated in Africa about 200