Lecture 27: Sub-Saharan Africa

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(Duiker 210-222)

Questions about Duiker: *What were the various relationships between Kush and Egypt? *What was the name of an ancient capital of Kush? *Where is Saba, and what relationship did it have with Axum? *What were the main exports and imports of Axum? *To what religion did the Axumite rulers convert in the fourth century CE? *What traditional African religious beliefs conflicted with Islam?

Lecture topics:
Geography
Barriers to travel, trade
Neolithic Sudanic Cultures
Changing climate in the Sarhara
The Nok culture
Zimbabwe
Architectural achievements
Traditional agriculture
Ancient origins
Techniques in dry areas
Early Ethiopian Civilizations
Kush
Relations with Egypt
Architecture
Aksum
Architecture
Ethiopian Christianity

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