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Title:
Great African kingdoms
Author:
Sheehan, Sean, 1951-
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Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780817251246

9780750221726
Format :
Book

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Summary

Six titles render a view of past civilizations with remarkable depth and clarity. Influences such as politics, war, trade, everyday life, art and architecture, and religion offer insight into how inhabitants of these great cultures lived. Each title highlights the legacy left by the major events and developments of these civilizations. Quotations from ancient sources and modern historians lend a fresh perspective to factual information.


Summary

This work is part of a comprehensive series of reference books providing a look at the way of life, beliefs and achievements of the ancient cultures. It begins with early African kingdoms such as Kush, Mali, Ife and Zimbabwe, before moving on to Benin, its warrior kings, contact with Europe, decline and fall. It then turns to later kingdoms, Asante and the Zulus. The second half looks at politics and society, trade, military life, religion, art and everyday life in the kingdoms, especially Benin. The final chapter examines their legacy for present day Africa.


Author Notes

Sean Sheehan was brought up in London but every summer holiday was spent in Ireland and only glimpses from train windows on journeys from Euston to Holyhead suggested that other places existed. After adult years of travelling and living in Southeast Asia Sean now has his home in Ireland.


Sean Sheehan was brought up in London but every summer holiday was spent in Ireland and only glimpses from train windows on journeys from Euston to Holyhead suggested that other places existed. After adult years of travelling and living in Southeast Asia Sean now has his home in Ireland.


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