Landlords And Strangers: Ecology, Society, And Trade In Western Africa, 1000-1630, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Landlords And Strangers

Ecology, Society, And Trade In Western Africa, 1000-1630, 1st Edition

By George E Brooks


378 pages

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Western Africa: The Environmental Setting -- Language Groups and Social Organizations -- The Development of Western African Commercial Networks: An Overview -- Mande Caravan Routes Linking Senegambia, the Upper Guinea Coast, and the Malaguetta Coast -- Biafada-Sapi, Banyun-Bak, and Kruan Coastwise and Riverine Networks -- The Era of Mandekalu Horse Warriors and State Building -- European Voyages of Reconnaissance and the Inauguration of New Trading Relationships -- The Cabo Verde Archipelago– Western Africa Nexus -- African Landlords and Competing European and Cabo Verdean Strangers, c. 1500–c. 1630 -- Senegambia and the Banyun-Bak Commercial Sphere -- The Biafada-Sapi and Kruan Trade Networks -- Isohyets and Ecological Zones -- A Note on Sources

About the Author

George E. Brooks is professor of history at Indiana University, where he has taught African history and world history since 1962. He first undertook research in western Africa in 1961, has since returned seven times, and has visited other parts of Africa as well. He is a fellow of the African Studies Association, a member of the Liberian Studies Association and the Mande Studies Association (MANSA), and serves on the executive council of the World History Association.

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HISTORY / General