African Kingdoms: An Encyclopedia of Empires and Civilizations

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This history-rich volume details the sociopolitical, economic, and artistic aspects of African kingdoms from the earliest times to the second half of the 19th century.

• Provides relevant perspective on globalization in the pre-modern era, documenting how humans across time and places have shared various components of custom ranging from food, language, and music to religion and spirituality

• Supports Common Core standards

• Includes primary documents for enhancing critical thinking and research skills

• Features cross references and suggestions for further reading

• Highlights key facts and interesting trivia through illuminating sidebars