Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture & the Shungwaya Phenomenon

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Swahili Origins
Swahili Culture
&
the Shungwaya Phenomenon

James de Vere Allen

James Currey
LONDON

E.A.E.P
NAIROBI

Ohio University Press
ATHENS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Maps vi
  • Abbreviations vi
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments x
  • Note on the Orthography of Swahili Names & Technical Terms xi
  • Glossary xii
  • Foreword the Problem of Swahili Identity 1
  • Notes 18
  • One the Earliest Coastal Settlements 20
  • Notes 35
  • Two Shungwaya: the Setting 38
  • Notes 52
  • Three Early Trade & Trade-Routes 55
  • Notes 75
  • Four Swahili Traditions & Metaphors 77
  • Notes 96
  • Five Segeju Traditions 99
  • Notes 112
  • Six Shirazi Traditions & the Composition O Shungwaya 114
  • Notes 132
  • Seven Great Shungwaya & Its Successor-States 135
  • Notes 161
  • Eight the First Swahili Diaspora & the Coming of Islam 164
  • Notes 190
  • Nine Shirazi Islam & the Shirazi & Arab - Wangwana Modes of Dominance 193
  • Notes 210
  • Ten Shungwaya & the Swahili Settlement 213
  • Notes 237
  • Afterword Swahili Identity Reconsidered 240
  • Notes 262
  • Index 263
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