Trans-Saharan Africa in world history
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Trans-Saharan Africa in world history by Ralph A. Austen

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Trade routes -- Sahara -- History,
  • Sahara -- Commerce -- History,
  • Islam -- Sahara -- History,
  • Sahara -- History,
  • Sahara -- Civilization

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRalph A. Austen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT333 .A94 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23971405M
ISBN 109780195157314, 9780195337884
LC Control Number2009034133

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Read this book on Questia. During the heyday of camel caravan traffic--from the eighth century CE arrival of Islam in North Africa to the early twentieth-century building of European colonial railroads that linked the Sudan with the Atlantic - the Sahara was one of the world's great commercial highways, bringing gold,slaves, and other commodities northward and sending both manufactured goods. a| "This book tells the story of an African world that grew out of more than one thousand years of trans-Saharan trade linking the Mediterranean lands of North Africa with the internal Sudanic grasslands stretching from the Nile River to the Atlantic Ocean. It traces the early role of the Sahara, the globe's largest desert, as a divider that separated these two regions into very different worlds. Get this from a library! Trans-Saharan Africa in world history. [Ralph A Austen] -- "During the heyday of camel caravan traffic--from the eighth century CE arrival of Islam in North Africa to the early twentieth-century building of European colonial railroads that linked the Sudan. Trans-Saharan Africa in World History (New Oxford World History) - Kindle edition by Austen, Ralph A.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Trans-Saharan Africa 3/5(1).

Covering the northern (Maghreb) and southern (Sudanic) sides of the Sahara as well as the trade links across it, Trans-Saharan Africa in World History is a brief but lively account that may bring new perspectives on familiar subjects as well as introducing some less familiar ones. Austen begins with the history of the region down to the Arab conquests and the arrival of Islam.   Trans-Saharan Africa in World History by Ralph A. Austen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(16). Trans-Saharan Africa in World History - Ebook written by Ralph A. Austen. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Trans-Saharan Africa in World History.5/5(1). Ralph A. Austen, Trans-Saharan Africa in World York: Oxford University Press, Pp. $ (paper). This book focuses on the role played by trans-Sahara (which consists of North Africa, West Africa, and northern East Africa) in world history.

Read "Trans-Saharan Africa In World History" by Ralph A. Austen available from Rakuten Kobo. During the heyday of camel caravan traffic--from the eighth century Brand: Oxford University Press, USA. Trans-Saharan Africa in World History available in Hardcover, Paperback, NOOK Book. Read an excerpt of this book! Perhaps the most enduring impact of this trade and the common cultural reference point of trans-Saharan Africa was Islam. Austen traces this faith in its various forms—as a legal system for regulating trade, an inspiration for Brand: Oxford University Press. 1. The Sub-Saharan world joined the Global Tapestry via this trade route. 2. Sources are limited on this route compared to the others (Ibn Battuta was the first person to go from north of the Sahara and back and write about it and he died in !)3. The goods being . The Trans-Saharan Book Trade Manuscript Culture, Arabic Literacy and Intellectual History in Muslim Africa By exploring the history of the trans-Saharan book and paper trades, the scholarly production and teaching curriculae of African Muslims and the formation, preservation and codicology of library collections, the authors of this.