Kilwa (Book published December 31, 1974)


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Author  Neville Chittick
Publisher  British Institute in Eastern Af
Publication Date   December 31, 1974
ISBN  1872566200
Pages  510

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Comprehensive account of the city from the ninth century through the period of its greatest prosperity from the 12th century onwards. Combines re-examination of historical sources with extensive study of new evidence from coins, Islamic pottery and Chinese porcelain, and glass beads. Evidence shows Kilwa to be an entrepot for trade between eastern and central Africa and countries across the Indian Ocean.

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