After examining the east African states, how were they different than their west African counterparts? My text for this is Traditions and Encounters by Bentley and Ziegler.
The states of East and West Africa that are discussed in this chapter of your text were very similar in many ways. For example, both of these types of states gained their economic strength from trade. Both were dominated by Bantu peoples. Both were, eventually, dominated by Muslims as traders brought the ideas of Islam to these states. These factors made the states similar in important ways.
The differences between the states were mainly in their details. The...
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