African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa
ISBN: 0691196826
EAN13: 9780691196824
Language: English
Pages: 520
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
In a radically new account of the importance of early Africa in global history, Gomez traces how Islam's growth in West Africa, along with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire.