Rulers Warriors Traders Clerics

This volume compares the central Sahel of West Africa to Northern European countries situated around the North Sea in the period 800 to 1500 to develop an understanding of what life was like for our medieval predecessors.

Author: Anne Haour

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780191734694

Category: Archaeology, Medieval

Page: 178

View: 435

What do we learn if we look in parallel at the past of two distinct parts of the world? This volume compares the central Sahel of West Africa to Northern European countries situated around the North Sea in the period 800 to 1500 to develop an understanding of what life was like for our medieval predecessors.

Rulers Warriors Traders Clerics

The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500 Anne Haour. Rulers , Warriors , Traders , Clerics The Central Sahel and the North Sea , 800-1500 RULERS , WARRIORS , TRADERS , CLERICS The Central Sahel.

Author: Anne Haour

Publisher: British Academy Postdoctoral F

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 917

What do we learn if we look in parallel at the past of two distinct parts of the world? A novel and stimulating approach, this volume compares the central Sahel of West Africa to Northern Europe to develop our understanding of what life was like for our medieval predecessors.

Sultan Caliph and the Renewer of the Faith

... different types of African traditional religions; see, for example, Hanne Haour, Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800–1500 (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2007), 61.

Author: Mauro Nobili

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108479502

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 649

A significant re-examination of the Tārīkh al-fattāsh, revealing it to be a crucial nineteenth-century source for history in West Africa.

African Dominion

Publications since include Anne Haour's Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800–1500 (New York: Oxford U. Press, 2007), a comparison by category of developments in the central Sudan with those in ...

Author: Michael A. Gomez

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691196826

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 959

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.

A History of Borno

Anne Haour, Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800–1500, Oxford University Press, 2007, pp. 51–6. 12. Ivor Wilks, 'On Mentally Mapping Greater Asante: A Study of Time and Motion', Journal of African ...

Author: Vincent Hiribarren

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 178738439X

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 663

Borno (in northeast Nigeria) is notorious today as the home of an Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram, whose insurgency is a major security threat, but it was once the heartland of the Kanuri-speaking royal empire of Kanem-Borno, renowned throughout Africa and beyond, which in its later incarnation, the Bornu Empire, lasted from 1380 to 1893. This book offers the reader the first modern history of Borno, drawing upon sources in London, Berlin, Paris, Kaduna and Maiduguri and recently released 'migrated archives'. As its longevity suggests, what is particularly remarkable about Borno is the permanence of its boundaries-its territorial integrity-which dates back centuries, and the political and social identities that such borders framed in the minds of its inhabitants.

The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

The Early Islamic Architecture of the East African Coast. Nairobi: Oxford University Press. ——– (1973). Great Zimbabwe. London: Thames & Hudson. Haour, A. (2007). Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, ...

Author: Peter Mitchell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626147

Category: Social Science

Page: 1080

View: 378

Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.

The Aghlabids and their Neighbors

Haour, A. Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800– 1500. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Haour, A. “What Made Islamic Trade Distinctive – as Compared to Pre-Islamic Trade?

Author: Glaire D. Anderson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004356045

Category: History

Page: 726

View: 738

In The Aghlabids and their Neighbors an international group of scholars present the latest research on the history, art, architecture, archaeology, and numismatics of a major early Islamic dynasty, illuminating their place within medieval social and economic networks.

Being and Becoming Hausa

... including her book Rulers, warriors, traders, clerics (Oxford University Press, 2007) which argued for the usefulness of a comparative historical approach. Philip J. Jaggar is Professor of West African Linguistics at Contributors.

Author: Anne Haour

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004185437

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 197

Drawing on anthropology, linguistics, economic history, and archaeology, this book offers a compelling portrait of the emergence and evolution of Hausa identity in West Africa.

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization

Rulers, warriors, traders, clerics: the central Sahel and the North Sea, 800–1500. Oxford; and New York: Oxford University Press. Haour, Anne. 2014. What made Islamic trade distinctive – as compared to pre- Islamic trade?

Author: Tamar Hodos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131544898X

Category: Social Science

Page: 970

View: 227

This unique collection applies globalization concepts to the discipline of archaeology, using a wide range of global case studies from a group of international specialists. The volume spans from as early as 10,000 cal. BP to the modern era, analysing the relationship between material culture, complex connectivities between communities and groups, and cultural change. Each contributor considers globalization ideas explicitly to explore the socio-cultural connectivities of the past. In considering social practices shared between different historic groups, and also the expression of their respective identities, the papers in this volume illustrate the potential of globalization thinking to bridge the local and global in material culture analysis. The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization is the first such volume to take a world archaeology approach, on a multi-period basis, in order to bring together the scope of evidence for the significance of material culture in the processes of globalization. This work thus also provides a means to understand how material culture can be used to assess the impact of global engagement in our contemporary world. As such, it will appeal to archaeologists and historians as well as social science researchers interested in the origins of globalization.

Outsiders and Strangers

Review of A, Haour, Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea 800–1500. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 44 (1): 153–4. ——and C. Magnavita (2000). 'Imperial Expansion, Ethnic Change, ...

Author: Anne Haour

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019166779X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 770

Studies of liminality have a long history in anthropology. In archaeology, identifying past people - rather than faceless entities - through material culture is still a work in progress, but a project that has seen increased attention in recent years. Focusing on West Africa, this book argues that we should explore what happens when the primary label assigned to a person's identity is that of an outsider - when he or she is of, but not in, society. Such outsiders can be found everywhere in the West African past: rulers show off their foreign descent, traders migrate to new areas, potters and blacksmiths claim to be apart from society. Thus far, however, it is mainly historians and anthropologists who have tackled the question of outsiders or liminal people. This book asks what archaeology can bring to the debate, and drawing together for the first time the extensive literature on the subject of outsiders, looks in detail at the role they played in the past 1000 years of the West African past, in particular in the construction of great empires.