The Golden Trade of the Moors: West African Kingdoms in the Fourteenth Century: Edward W. Bovill

“This book is the liveliest account of African history ever written, covering over [one] thousand years of trans-Saharan trade. “Finely written and researched. … This edition will no doubt whet the appetites of a fresh generation of scholars and students for greater knowledge of parts of Africa still surprisingly little-known to the outside world.” ― Journal of Islamic Studies “A unique source book.” – The New York Times “Utterly enthralling … splendidly romantic.” ― The New Yorker

“An utterly enthralling, scholarly study . . . very blunt about all the hot little towns, sharp traders and the brutal rulers who figure in this book-but Bovill’s truths turn out to be splendidly romantic. — The New Yorker

“Bovill is a gifted teller of tales . . . it is a delightfully written and well-organized account of a vast and neglected field of history . . . a unique source book on Saharan trade routes, caravan organization and Sudanese history. . . . Mr. Bovill not only reveals a firm grasp of history but of anthropology and economic geography.” — New York Times

“Bovill writes, as a historian, of the Sahara’s golden age, threading his way clearly and with learning through a maze of Berber and Sudanese dynasties. . . .” – — Spectator

About the Author

About Edward William Bovill: The late Edward William Bovill was a historian and author of numerous books.

Editor: Robert O. Collins, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of Shadow in the Grass: Britain in the Southern Sudan, 1919-1956 and The Waters of the Nile: Hydropolitics and the Jonglei Canal, 1900-1988, as well as 24 other books.

  • Publisher : Markus Wiener Publishers; 2nd Revised ed. edition (July 18, 2009)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 332 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1558760911
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1558760912
  • Item Weight : 15.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.74 x 9 inches

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