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Pre-1500 Resources: African History

Empires of the Western Sudan: Mali Empire
This Metropolitan Museum webpage can provide you with some images and background on the Ghana Empire, the Mali Empire, and the Songhai Empire.

Mali Empires and Djenne Figures
Good background information with map and pictures of works of art.

The Road to Timbuktu
Website about Mali Empire, its history, and monuments.




Africa and Africans in antiquity. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2001.
Call number: DT 24 .A38

Africa from the twelfth to the sixteenth century.
Oxford : J. Currey ; Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997.
Call number: DT20 .G452

Koslow, Philip
Centuries of greatness, 750-1900 : the West African kingdoms. New York, N.Y. : Chelsea House, 1995.
Call number: DT 476 .K67

Encyclopedia of African nations and civilizations.
New York : Facts on File, 2002.
Call number: DT14 .E43

Falola, Toyin
Key events in African history : a reference guide. Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Call number: DT20 .F34

Medieval West Africa : views from Arab scholars and merchants.
Princeton, N.J. : Markus Wiener Publishers, c2003.
Call number: DT476 .M43

Peoples of West Africa.
New York : Facts on File, c1997.
Call number: Reference Section GN 652.5 .P48

Miner, Horace Mitchell
The primitive city of Timbuctoo. Garden City : Anchor, 1965.
Call number: DT 553 .T6 M53


EBSCO -- Academic Search Complete
This is a Full-text general information database. Perfect for starting your research when you're not sure where to start. Don't forget to use the word AND to connect your words when searching.

EBSCO -- History Reference Center (Database)
The History Reference Center is a full-text database access to history reference books and encyclopedias, as well as magazines. Also, includes historical documents, biographies, photos, maps, and videos.


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