HIST 3560 States, Kingdoms and Trade: Africa to 1800
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 55.1.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Themes in the history of Africa south of the Sahara from earliest times to 1800. Salient themes include Nile Valley civilizations, trans-Saharan trade, early social and economic systems, West African states, especially the Empire of Mali, Islamic influences, state formation, Swahili coastal city states, and Indian Ocean trade. Origins, development, and consequences of the Atlantic slave trade. This course is the same as Africana Studies 3101. Alternatively, may satisfy credit requirements in Transnational and Comparative History.