Aug 24, 2019  
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AFRS 271 - Perspectives on the African Past: Africa Before 1800


1 unit(s)
(Same as HIST 271 ) A thematic survey of African civilizations and societies to 1800. The course examines how demographic and technological changes, warfare, religion, trade, and external relations shaped the evolution of the Nile Valley civilizations, the East African city-states, the empires of the western Sudan, and the forest kingdoms of West Africa. Some attention is devoted to the consequences of the Atlantic slave trade, which developed from Europe’s contact with Africa from the fifteenth century onwards. Ismail Rashid.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2019/20.



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