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Africa in the First Globalization, 14th-18th c. (HI2G6-15)

In the last sixty years, there has been an increasing interest in the history of Sub-Saharan African history before European colonial rule. In the 1960s, after African countries became independent, many scholars moved away from Eurocentric paradigms to explore the African past in order to enhance the historicity and agency of African societies, from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern period. This module seeks to study the African continent within the wider context of Global history, by studying Africa's place in the First Globalization (14th-18th c.).

Library of Topkapi Palace Museum, No. H 1824

Detail of the Piri Reis Map, 1513