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West Africa’s “Golden Age”

Lecture no. 10 from the course: African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

West Africa’s “Golden Age”

Taught by Professor Kenneth P. Vickery | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Between about 400 and 1600, the West African savanna was dominated by a succession of major kingdoms and empires. This lecture explores the rise, development, and eventual decline of three legendary states: Ghana, Mali, and Songhai. Also examined is the once-thriving trade center of Timbuktu.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Finding the “Lost Continent”
Finding the “Lost Continent”
0 of 31 min
2
Image of Africa’s Many Natural Environments
Africa’s Many Natural Environments
0 of 32 min
3
Image of A Virtual Tour of the Great Land
A Virtual Tour of the Great Land
0 of 28 min
4
Image of The Cradle of Humankind
The Cradle of Humankind
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Crops, Cattle, Iron—Taming a Continent
Crops, Cattle, Iron—Taming a Continent
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Kinship and Community—Societies Take Shape
Kinship and Community—Societies Take Shape
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Like Nothing Else—The Ancient Nile Valley
Like Nothing Else—The Ancient Nile Valley
0 of 29 min
8
Image of Soul and Spirit—Religion in Africa
Soul and Spirit—Religion in Africa
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Ethiopia—Outpost of Christianity
Ethiopia—Outpost of Christianity
0 of 30 min
10
Image of West Africa’s “Golden Age”
West Africa’s “Golden Age”
0 of 30 min
11
Image of The Swahili Commercial World
The Swahili Commercial World
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Great Zimbabwe and the Cities of the South
Great Zimbabwe and the Cities of the South
0 of 30 min
13
Image of The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Scope
The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Scope
0 of 28 min
14
Image of The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Impact
The Atlantic Slave Trade—The Impact
0 of 31 min
15
Image of South Africa—The Dutch Cape Colony
South Africa—The Dutch Cape Colony
0 of 31 min
16
Image of South Africa—The Zulu Kingdom
South Africa—The Zulu Kingdom
0 of 29 min
17
Image of South Africa—The Frontier and Unification
South Africa—The Frontier and Unification
0 of 30 min
18
Image of South Africa—Diamonds and Gold
South Africa—Diamonds and Gold
0 of 30 min
19
Image of Prelude to the “Scramble for Africa”
Prelude to the “Scramble for Africa”
0 of 29 min
20
Image of European Conquest and African Resistance
European Conquest and African Resistance
0 of 31 min
21
Image of Colonial Africa—New Realities
Colonial Africa—New Realities
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Colonial Africa—Comparisons and Change
Colonial Africa—Comparisons and Change
0 of 30 min
23
Image of The Lion Awakens—The Rise of Nationalism
The Lion Awakens—The Rise of Nationalism
0 of 30 min
24
Image of The Peaceful Paths to Independence
The Peaceful Paths to Independence
0 of 30 min
25
Image of The Congo—Promise and Pain
The Congo—Promise and Pain
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Segregation to Apartheid in South Africa
Segregation to Apartheid in South Africa
0 of 30 min
27
Image of The Armed Struggles for Independence
The Armed Struggles for Independence
0 of 31 min
28
Image of The First Taste of Freedom
The First Taste of Freedom
0 of 30 min
29
Image of The Taste Turns Sour
The Taste Turns Sour
0 of 30 min
30
Image of The World Turns Down—The “Permanent Crisis”
The World Turns Down—The “Permanent Crisis”
0 of 30 min
31
Image of A New Dawn? The Democratic Revival
A New Dawn? The Democratic Revival
0 of 30 min
32
Image of The South African Miracle
The South African Miracle
0 of 30 min
33
Image of The Unthinkable—The Rwanda Genocide
The Unthinkable—The Rwanda Genocide
0 of 30 min
34
Image of The New Plague—HIV/AIDS in Africa
The New Plague—HIV/AIDS in Africa
0 of 31 min
35
Image of Zimbabwe—Background to Contemporary Crisis
Zimbabwe—Background to Contemporary Crisis
0 of 29 min
36
Image of Africa Found
Africa Found
0 of 31 min

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