African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Editor/Author Gomez, Michael A.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-691-19682-4
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 8
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This pioneering book, the first on this period of the region's history in a generation, tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, including Arabic manuscripts, oral histories, and recent archaeological findings, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history more generally.

Share this

This book is found in the following Credo Collections:

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • PROLOGUE.
  • PART I. EARLY SAHEL AND SAVANNAH
  • CHAPTER 1. The Middle Niger in Pre-Antiquity and Global Context
  • CHAPTER 2. Early Gao
  • CHAPTER 3. The Kingdoms of Ghana: Reform along the Senegal River
  • CHAPTER 4. Slavery and Race Imagined in Bilād As-Sūdān
  • PART II. IMPERIAL MALI
  • CHAPTER 5. The Meanings of Sunjata and the Dawn of Imperial Mali
  • CHAPTER 6. Mansā Mūsā and Global Mali
  • CHAPTER 7. Intrigue, Islam, and Ibn Baṭṭūṭa
  • PART III. IMPERIAL SONGHAY
  • CHAPTER 8. Sunni ‘Alī and the Reinvention of Songhay
  • CHAPTER 9. The Sunni and the Scholars: A Tale of Revenge
  • CHAPTER 10. Renaissance: The Age of Askia Al-Ḥājj Muḥammad
  • CHAPTER 11. Of Clerics and Concubines
  • PART IV. LE DERNIER DE L'EMPIRE
  • CHAPTER 12. Of Fitnas and Fratricide: The Nadir of Imperial Songhay
  • CHAPTER 13. Surfeit and Stability: The Era of Askia Dāwūd
  • CHAPTER 14. The Rending Asunder: Dominion's End
  • EPILOGUE. A Thousand Years
  • Select Bibliography