Precolonial West African Kingdoms: A Guide to the Kingdoms of Dahomey, Benin, Oyo, and Songhay (Paperback)

Precolonial West African Kingdoms: A Guide to the Kingdoms of Dahomey, Benin, Oyo, and Songhay By Jeffrey Rodriguez Cover Image

Precolonial West African Kingdoms: A Guide to the Kingdoms of Dahomey, Benin, Oyo, and Songhay (Paperback)

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This book introduces readers to the breadth and depth of four West African kingdoms that flourished for centuries before the arrival of European colonialism.

The kingdoms of Benin, Dahomey, Oyo, and Songhay produced exquisite works of art for hundreds of years, including illustrated manuscripts, sculptures, and statuary. They also created sophisticated state structures and established diplomatic relations with Europe, North Africa, and the Americas. Similar to other kingdoms around the world, these kingdoms had ups and downs over time, along with trends in international trade and regional conflict.

You will learn about:

  • The history of the Songhay empire
  • Causes of the rise of Songhay Empire and the fall of Mali Empire
  • Timbuktu's capture in 1468, the Sonni and Askia Dynasties, and Sonni Ali
  • Causes Of The Songhay Empire's fall
  • History of the Oyo and Dahomey kingdoms and empires
  • History of the Benin kingdom
  • And much much more.

By studying the history of this pre-colonial West African past, historians can learn about the numerous facets and intricacies of both African and global history as well as the long-standing interactions between them.

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Product Details ISBN: 9798356917233
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: October 8th, 2022
Pages: 88
Language: English