Medieval Africa Offers Fascinating Opportunities for Study

History Net: Pre-16th century African socieities such as the Kingdom of Mali, offer a wealth of material for researchers to investigate. With the exception of Egypt, much of African history and culture, before contact with Europeans, has been largely overlooked by researchers. For amateur medievalists, Africa offers many exciting possibilities. One fascinating culture was the Kingdom of Mali, the dominent power in West Africa from the 13th-15th centuries, which was governed by a council who chose an "emperor" to lead. The long and rich history of Mali is just one of the many medieval socities found on the African continent.

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