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The Resource The peoples of the Middle Niger : the island of gold, Roderick James McIntosh

The peoples of the Middle Niger : the island of gold, Roderick James McIntosh

Label
The peoples of the Middle Niger : the island of gold
Title
The peoples of the Middle Niger
Title remainder
the island of gold
Statement of responsibility
Roderick James McIntosh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides the first comprehensive history of the peoples of the Middle Niger written by an English speaking scholar. 'The Island of Gold' was the medieval Muslim and later European name for a fabled source of gold and other tropical riches. Although the floodplain of the Niger river lies far from the goldfields, the mosaic of peoples along the Middle Niger created a wealth of grain, fish, and livestock that supported some of Africa's oldest cities, including Timbuktu." "In this book, Roderick James McIntosh uses the latest archaeological and anthropological research to provide a bold overview of the distant origins of life for the inhabitants of the Middle Niger, and an explanation for their social evolution. He shows, for instance, the difficulties the peoples faced in adapting to an unpredictable climate, and how their particular social organization determined the unusual nature of their responses to that change. Throughout the book oral traditions are integrated into the story, providing vivid insights into the inhabitants' complex culture and belief systems."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McIntosh, Roderick J
Dewey number
305.8/009662
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN652.M25
LC item number
M35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The peoples of Africa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Mali
  • Senegal
  • Niger River Valley
  • Niger River Valley
Label
The peoples of the Middle Niger : the island of gold, Roderick James McIntosh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The island of gold -- The dry basins of the Middle Niger -- Historical imagination: 4100 BP -- Peoples of the four live basins -- Historical imagination: 300 BC -- Penetration of the deep basins -- Historical imagination: AD 400 -- Prosperity and cities -- Historical imagination: AD 1000 -- The imperial tradition -- Historical imagination: AD 1492 -- Resilience of an original civil society?
Control code
38270786
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780631173618
Lccn
98010817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The peoples of the Middle Niger : the island of gold, Roderick James McIntosh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The island of gold -- The dry basins of the Middle Niger -- Historical imagination: 4100 BP -- Peoples of the four live basins -- Historical imagination: 300 BC -- Penetration of the deep basins -- Historical imagination: AD 400 -- Prosperity and cities -- Historical imagination: AD 1000 -- The imperial tradition -- Historical imagination: AD 1492 -- Resilience of an original civil society?
Control code
38270786
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780631173618
Lccn
98010817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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