Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500 . By Anne Haour . Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007, 178 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-726411-9 (hardback). £ 30.00.

Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500 . By Anne Haour... as the political advantages brought about by the elites' conversion to monotheistic religions. For the discussed period, both sets of evidence are, to varying degrees, documented by the archaeological and historical research in the two regions. Indeed, the advantages of jointly employing data from both disciplines are evident from the discussions carried out in four of the next chapters. DOI 10.3213/1612-1651-10115 Published online in September 2008 © Africa Magna Verlag, Frankfurt M. Chapter two, `Sahelian frameworks', is a synthesis of archaeological research carried out so far at relevant Sahelian sites from the period AD 800­1500 between Darfur to the east and the Niger River to the west. As the author maintains, the overview was felt necessary for archaeological studies in the region are rare and a recent synthetic work containing factual information on examined archaeological sites still missing. Indeed, the overview impressively illustrates how little is yet known about the central Sahel medieval archaeology and demonstrates how much still has do be done for obtaining an overall picture of human presence in that vast region. Chapters three to six are the book's mainstay. Respectively tackling one out of four major issues of fundamental historical significance in the development http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500 . By Anne Haour . Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007, 178 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-726411-9 (hardback). £ 30.00.

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 6 (2): 267 – Oct 25, 2008

Loading next page...
 
/lp/brill/rulers-warriors-traders-clerics-the-central-sahel-and-the-north-sea-a0bbfHI6GV
Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© Copyright 2008 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1612-1651
eISSN
2191-5784
DOI
10.3213/1612-1651-10115
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

as the political advantages brought about by the elites' conversion to monotheistic religions. For the discussed period, both sets of evidence are, to varying degrees, documented by the archaeological and historical research in the two regions. Indeed, the advantages of jointly employing data from both disciplines are evident from the discussions carried out in four of the next chapters. DOI 10.3213/1612-1651-10115 Published online in September 2008 © Africa Magna Verlag, Frankfurt M. Chapter two, `Sahelian frameworks', is a synthesis of archaeological research carried out so far at relevant Sahelian sites from the period AD 800­1500 between Darfur to the east and the Niger River to the west. As the author maintains, the overview was felt necessary for archaeological studies in the region are rare and a recent synthetic work containing factual information on examined archaeological sites still missing. Indeed, the overview impressively illustrates how little is yet known about the central Sahel medieval archaeology and demonstrates how much still has do be done for obtaining an overall picture of human presence in that vast region. Chapters three to six are the book's mainstay. Respectively tackling one out of four major issues of fundamental historical significance in the development

Journal

Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Oct 25, 2008

There are no references for this article.