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African Empires and City-States

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  • 9.8 African Empires and City-States
    How do we know what we know about early African kingdoms and city-states? Where were the Songhai Empire and East African city-states located? How did Islam influence the growth of trade networks and power relations in the Songhai Empire and in East African city-states? How did these empires and states consolidate power? How did African city-states and kingdoms interact with neighboring people? How did the growth of Islam in Africa affect the practice of traditional religions in Africa?
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    9.8 African Empires and City-States

    Students will analyze the influence of Islam on the growth of trade networks and power relations in the Songhai Empire and in East African city-states. They will analyze the relationships with neighboring peoples in the region considering warfare, tribute, and trade.

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