Video: Why were there Muslim city-states in East Africa?

Here’s the second video in this series of four that I have planned.  It’s getting late and I still have grading to do before I go home to eat dinner, so I won’t do any more tonight.  But I think you can see where this is going…  Africa was fully a part of the trading world of the Indian Ocean by the time Vasco DaGama arrived in Calicut.

A shout-out to for the use of the map.

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    • I may, in fact, be mumbling. I was racing a little bit to get it done, and I don’t actually do this very often. The sound quality is often a little poor when I do make videos. Do you have any advice about improving sound quality? Will an external mike help?

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