Trans-Saharan Africa in world history

"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 gol...

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Author / Creator: Austen, Ralph A.
Format: Electronic eBook
Imprint: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series:New Oxford world history.
Online Access:Available in ProQuest Ebook Central - Academic Complete.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction to the Sahara: From Desert Barrier to Global Highway
  • 2. Caravan Commerce and African Economies
  • 3. Ruling the Sahara and Its "Shores"
  • 4. Islam
  • 5. Islamicate Culture
  • 6. European Colonialism: Disruption and Continuity of Trans-Saharan Links.