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The results of years of labor by means of students from worldwide, The UNESCO normal background of Africa displays how the various peoples of Africa view their civilizations and exhibits the ancient relationships among a number of the elements of the continent. old connections with different continents display Africa's contribution to the advance of human civilization. each one quantity is lavishly illustrated and features a accomplished bibliography.

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UNESCO General History of Africa, Volume 3: Africa from the Seventh to the Eleventh Century

The results of years of labor by way of students from around the globe, The UNESCO normal background of Africa displays how the various peoples of Africa view their civilizations and indicates the ancient relationships among a number of the components of the continent. ancient connections with different continents show Africa's contribution to the advance of human civilization.

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Unesco, General History ofAfrica, Vol. I, ch. 5 for an evaluation of these sources. 10 Africa in the context of world history Irano-Semitic core area save the Syrian end of the Fertile Crescent. T h e struggle between these empires continued from the mid-sixth century until thefirstthird of the seventh century with supremacy alternating between the Byzantines and Persians, although the latter eventually gained the upper hand. This heavy struggle had exhausted both sidesfinanciallyand militarily to such a degree that they showed themselves shortly afterwards unable to withstand the onslaught of the n e w dynamic force of Muslim Arabs.

T h e period under discussion is especially beset by these unsolved problems. T h e main difficulty arises from the fact that owing to some peculiar coincidences - in contrast to the preceding and subsequent periods - our knowledge about the history of the Indian Ocean and the relations between the countries bordering it, is based on rather slender evidence. It consists up to n o w of a few, mostly second-hand accounts written by Muslim authors after the tenth century, of some scattered archaeological findings of goods of Asian provenance on the East African coast and on the islands, and of some parallels in the material culture.

Unesco, 1980. 20 Africa in the context of world history totally ceased, the state of war was not generally favourable to trade. B y contrast, the expansion of Islam in the Indian Ocean had not negatively influenced Arabo-Persian trade activities since the merchants were anxious not to disturb established commercial relations through forceful conversion. This does not m e a n , however, that the Indian Ocean trade has been an idyllic one. In addition to the slave trade, which was often accompanied by warlike deeds and the use of force, there existed throughout the period large-scale piracy.

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