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City states of the East African coast and their maritime contact

Catalog Data

Author:
Abungu, George  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Africa, East
Kenya
Indian Coast
Tanzania
Date:
1998
Notes:
Illustrations, maps.
Swahili communities, situated at the crossroads between the African hinterland and the Indian Ocean network, became gateway communities. They controlled and monopolized the exchange of commodities from two worlds and were able to build numerous city states.
Topic:
Commerce--History  Search this
Coastal towns  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architecture, Swahili  Search this
Call number:
DT1.5 .T73 1998X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_832675