Songhay Lesson 5-6

KEY QUESTIONS
How did the Sonni and Askia dynasties develop?

CONTENT
·Political, social, military and economic developments
·Problems and achievements
·Administration and political centralisation
·Relationship with client states

METHODOLOGY
1. Research table
2. Identify problems and achievements

RESOURCES

Online:

E-Book: pp.12 – 13

Civilization Overview: African Kingdoms (Time Maps)

Africa’s Last Empire: Ancient Songhai

Songhai (Songhay) Empire (Afropeda.org)

Extract from Stanton: Cultutal Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa [Google Books]

Extract from Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience [Google Books]

Book:

Oliver and Atmore: The African Middle Ages pp.77-82

Fisher: Slavery in the History of Muslim Black Africa pp.19, 22-23, 60-1, 215-6, 243, 282

HOMEWORK
Which of the following dynasties were more successful in their administration of the Songhay Empire:-
– Sonni
– Askia

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