Inside a Rainforest Royal Court (Book published August 25, 2013

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Author  Fidelia Nimmons
Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date   August 25, 2013
ISBN  1492249033
Pages  58

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Inside a Rainforest Royal Court presents history of the Great Kingdom of Benin (Not to be confused with former Dahomey) in two parts through a look at palace life and through growing up experiences of the kingdom’s children. The kingdom, founded around 40Bc was at its height between the 14th and 16th century when it conquered neighbouring countries on the West African Coast and traded far afield with Europeans and traders from the East. Historical information presented in volumes 1 and 2 of this book together with those from other sources such as the people’s oral tradition, their customs and readings of the kingdom’s history from the Benin bronzes tell an intriguing history of the kingdom and its people. This is an exciting African history well worth studying. There are many more resources on the website including videos and photographs: www.kingdomofbenin.weebly.com

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