Sub-Saharan Africa: 15th to Early 18th Century
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Introduction

This study might well be subtitled “Looking for the Invisible in the Dark.” African historians prefer to work within the chronological period 1500–1800, and even the two-century overlap has failed to attract the attention of those working either in Islamic or women's history. Between the “truly Medieval” and the “emergent Mod…

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McDougall, E. Ann, “Sub-Saharan Africa: 15th to Early 18th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0013>
First published online: 2009



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