SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Describe the role of the trans-Saharan caravan trade in the changing religious and cultural characteristics of West Africa and the influence of Islamic beliefs, ethics, and law. DO NOT WRITE ON THIS HANDOUT.
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Impact of Trans-Saharan Trade
|[pic] |CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARD 7.4.3 |Influence of Trans-Saharan Trade on West Africa |
DIRECTIONS: Copy the questions in your composition book & answer them “Cornell Notes” style (questions on left-hand column, answers on right-hand column). DO NOT WRITE ON THIS HANDOUT.
|Question |Answer | |1. Why were the Berbers significant in the history of West Africa? | | |2. How might the influence of Islam upon the religious practices of | | |West Africa be summarized? | | |3. What did Muslim and West African artists have in common? | | |4. In the quote below, what is revealed by the scene Ibn Battuta | | |witnesses and by his reaction? | | | | | |QUOTE: “When Ibn Battuta arrived there, the casual interaction between|...