West Africa’s “Golden Age”
Lecture no. 10 from the course: African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela
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.