The Swahili

The Swahili

Reconstructing the History and Language of an African Society, 800-1500

The Ethnohistory Series

by Derek Nurse and Thomas Spear

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

160 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm, 17 illus.

  • ISBN: 9780812212075
  • Published: January 1985



"As an introduction to how the history of an African society can be reconstructed from largely nonliterate sources, and to the Swahili in particular, . . . a model work."—International Journal of African Historical Studies