West African Kingdoms, 500-1590
World Eras is patterned after the award-winning American Decade's series. Covering areas often overlooked by other publications, World Eras provides a multicultural approach that directly reflects changing curriculum standards, with a cross-disciplinary overview of world history and a strong emphasis of daily life and social history.
Each volume in this set contains in-depth coverage of one era and is organized into ten chapters:World events -- A Chronology; Geography; The Arts -- Sculpture, Architecture, Painting and Music; Communications, Transportation and Exploration; Social class Systems and the Economy -- focusing on social-economic hierarchy ; Politics, Law and the Military; Leisure, Recreation and Daily life -- housing, clothing, food, education, etc.; Family and Social Trends -- customs, beliefs, roles and responsibilities; Religion and Philosophy; Science, Technology and Health.
Each volume includes an introductory essay that provides context and overview of the era written by a scholar in the field and will contain 150 photographs, line drawings, diagrams, illustrations and sidebars. Each chapter within a volume includes an introductory essay, a timeline, entries on specific topics, events or movements, biographies of prominent individuals, and important publications of the era. A glossary of subject-specific terms appears at the end of the book.
Africa, West -- History -- To 1884;
Department of Languages and Literatures
xxxi, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Mvuyekure, Pierre-Damien, "West African Kingdoms, 500-1590" (2004). Faculty Book Gallery. 336.