Woman in Ancient Africa
Loth, HeinrichPublisher: Lawrence Hill
Year Published: 1989
Pages: 192pp ISBN: 0-88208-218-3
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX18825
Using travellers' reports written between the 12th and 16th centuries, Loth challenges the traditional view of women in ancient Africa as subservient. The text, illustrated with 112 black-and-white and 46 full-colour photographs, reveals women in the time of the great African empires and city founders, religious leaders, traders, and family bread-winners as well as wives and mothers.