The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages (Paperback)

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An unforgettable journey into the forgotten history of medieval Africa

From the birth of Islam in the seventh century to the voyages of European exploration in the fifteenth, Africa was at the center of a vibrant exchange of goods and ideas. It was an African golden age in which Gh na, Nubia, and Zimbabwe became the crossroads of civilizations, and where African royals, thinkers, and artists played celebrated roles in an increasingly globalized world. Fran ois-Xavier Fauvelle brings this thrilling era marvelously to life. A book that finally recognizes Africa's important role in the Middle Ages, The Golden Rhinoceros carefully pieces together the written and archaeological evidence to tell an unforgettable story that is at once sensitive to Africa's rich social diversity and alert to the trajectories that connected Africa with the wider Muslim and Christian worlds.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780691217147
ISBN-10: 0691217149
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: February 9th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English