Please read carefully, then answer the questions from the attached file.
States and Societies of West Africa The reading in this packet is taken from Jerry Bentley and Herbert Ziegler, Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, 5 th ed. (2011), Chapter 18: â€œStates and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa,â€ pages 371-388. As you read through each section, take sufficient notes on the following questions to be able to refer to them in class discussion and/or a quiz (2-3 lines per item with enough detail to illustrate the main point and trigger your memory, in your own words as much as possible). The page numbers refer to the pages in this packet. 1. (2 & 7): Who was Sundiata and what were some of his key accomplishments? 2. (3): What agricultural & technological developments led to Bantu population growth? 3. (4): Describe how decisions were made and order maintained in â€œstateless societies.â€ 4. (4-5): How and why did cities and chiefdoms and kingdoms emerge? 5. (5-7): What was the impact of Islam on sub-Saharan Africa? 6. (5-7): Briefly explain the importance of camels, trade, and gold. 7. (8-10): Briefly describe the general characteristics of these features in African societies: a. Social classes; b. Gender relations and womenâ€™s roles; c. Age grades; d. Slavery and slave trading; and e. Religion.
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