• African Dominion

  • A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa
  • By: Michael Gomez
  • Narrated by: David Sadzin
  • Length: 19 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A groundbreaking book that puts early and medieval West Africa on the map of global history.

Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book tells a different story. Interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces how Islam's growth in West Africa, along with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A radically new account of the importance of early Africa in global history, African Dominion will be the standard work on the subject for years to come.

©2018 Princeton University Press (P)2020 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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excellent

I am an avid listener of audio books and this is one of the more well written, detailed and unique books I've come across. The topic is not often covered and Mr. Gomez does an excellent job of making a complex topic comprehensible to someone with little context.

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Interesting book, weak narrator

Halting delivery and misunderstanding of Arabic pronunciation make it hard to listen to this otherwise interesting book.