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0141977663
Paperback:A fistful of shells : West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution / Toby Green:2020 Paperback A fistful of shells : West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution / Toby Green
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Author: Green, Toby
Year: 2020
Interest category: History
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 966.02
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2020
ISBN: 0141977663 9780141977669
Control number 0141977663
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By the time of the 'Scramble for Africa' in the late nineteenth century, Africa had already been globally connected for many centuries. It's gold had fuelled the economies of Europe and Islamic world since around 1000, and its sophisticated kingdoms had traded with Europeans along the coasts from Senegal down to Angola since the fifteenth century. Until at least 1650, this was a trade of equals, using a variety of currencies - most importantly shells: the cowrie shells imported from the Maldives, and the nzimbu shells imported from Brazil. Toby Green's book transforms our view of West and West-Central Africa.
Africa, West, History, To 1884
HIS, History
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Hardback:A fistful of shells, West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution:2019 Hardback
Author: Green, Toby
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 966
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Allen Lane
xxxv, 613 pages, illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0297819011
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Hardback:Saddled with Darwin:1999 Hardback
Author: Green, Toby
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 980
Publisher: Weidenfeld
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0297829882
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Hardback:Thomas More's magician, a novel account of utopia in Mexico:2004 Hardback
Author: Green, Toby
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: World history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 972.02
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
368p, col. ill. ; 240mm (hbk)
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