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The Swahili : the social landscape of a mercantile society, Mark Horton and John Middleton

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The Swahili : the social landscape of a mercantile society
Title
The Swahili
Title remainder
the social landscape of a mercantile society
Statement of responsibility
Mark Horton and John Middleton
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Swahili integrates documentary sources and the latest archaeological evidence to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of Swahili history, language and culture
  • "The Swahili are one of the best known of the peoples of Africa. Living along the East African coast, they acted as commercial middlemen, exchanging the commodities of continental Africa, such as gold, copper, slaves, ivory, skins and timber with the luxury items of the classical, oriental and Islamic worlds. They were central participants in a global economy, long before the era of European expansion. This book is one of the first to draw on recent archaeological findings and a re-assessment of the historical and anthropological evidence to provide an account of this remarkable African civilization covering some two thousand years." "This book is essential reading not only for Africanists, but also for those dealing with the history of Islam, Mediterranean history, and Indian Ocean studies, and for those who wish to understand how trading societies organize their landscape, society, governance and belief systems."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horton, Mark
Dewey number
967.6004/96392
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT429.5.S94
LC item number
H67 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1921-2009
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Middleton, John
Series statement
The peoples of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swahili-speaking peoples
  • Swahili-speaking peoples
  • Swahili-speaking peoples
  • Merchants
  • Muslims
  • Mercantile system
  • Africa, East
Label
The Swahili : the social landscape of a mercantile society, Mark Horton and John Middleton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [242]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Swahili Coast -- Origins -- The acceptance of Islam -- The Swahili Coast and the Indian Ocean world -- The trading system of the Swahili Coast -- The urban landscape -- Social networks -- Governance -- Knowledge, purity and power -- Constructing the mercantile landscape
Control code
44131619
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780631189190
Lccn
00009633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The Swahili : the social landscape of a mercantile society, Mark Horton and John Middleton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [242]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Swahili Coast -- Origins -- The acceptance of Islam -- The Swahili Coast and the Indian Ocean world -- The trading system of the Swahili Coast -- The urban landscape -- Social networks -- Governance -- Knowledge, purity and power -- Constructing the mercantile landscape
Control code
44131619
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9780631189190
Lccn
00009633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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