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Andrea Montella

customs. As Mortimer Wheeler on August 22, 1955, stated, “The history of Oriental Africa was written by Chinese celadon”. 7 The East African Coast and Swahili Culture The East African Coast, also known as the Swahili Coast, stretches over 2,500 kilometres from Somalia to Mozambique, and from the

Kuo-tung Ch’en

Africa, and draws the conclusion that seventy years before Zheng He’s voyages and more than a century and a half before da Gama’s ventures to India, Chinese private traders were already active in East Africa. In reality Wang Dayuan boarded non-Chinese Asian traders’ vessels. Even if he really visited

.-Petersbourg. ' ' ".: . . ;: . , ..:;. t .. - .... ' . , .. ,. ... Nous avons requ de M. le Prof. HIRTH une sgrie de memoires sur lesquels nous aurons sans doute 1'occasion de revenir: The .My8tery of Fulin, Mr. Kingsmill and tlae Hiung-nu, .Early Chinese ' .notice8 of East Africa?a Territories, réimprimées du Vol. XXX, Part .1, 1909 du

Francesco Calzolaio

. Wheatley , Paul , “ Analecta Sino-Africana Recensa ”, in Neville Chittick and Robert Rotberg (eds.), East Africa and the Orient: Cultural Syntheses in Pre-Colonial Times , pp. 76 – 114 , New York : Africana Publishing Company , 1975 . 1 Polo’s fascination with the Chinese world has been well

East Africa in the years 1405 to 1433. "But regarding their visits to the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea one should remember that these were not new in the + 15th century, indeed that Chinese ships had already been frequenting those waters for a thousand years-what was quite new was the appearance of

economy (sched- uling migrations, securing pastures, protecting livestock, etc.). East African nomads have no formal political institutions at all but rely on age sets and segmentary lineages to bring people together as problems arise. The size of the problem determines the size of a group: cattle thefts

Andrew Eisenberg

tightly controlled form of fraternal succession (Goody 1966: 18-20, 49. This Goody volume also contains an essay by Martin Southwold that treats similar types of alterations in the succession pattern of the East African kingdom of Buganda. See Goody 1966: 99-122). Comparative Successions On the following

Berthold Laufer

. 321-327) FERRAND admits that Wâllwäq may be identified also with Java-Sumatra. In his admirable work Texles relatifs iz L'Lxtrezne-Orie?at (Vol. I, p. iv), he adds to these possibilities also East Africa. While not contesting the ingenuity of Ferrand's theory, it is not convincing in all parts (it is

W.W. Rockhill

-na-li unidentified; in East-Africa (?). 75. Kia-chiang-men-li (1m M)' unidentified. 76. Po-ssii-li Persia. 77. Ta-chi-na (t4 tf unidentified; noted for gardenia flowers. 78. Chien-li-rua unidentified ; possibly near N° 59. 56 (1). 79. "The Great Buddha Mountain" (fl fi Dondera Head. 67 (1). 80. Hsu-wen-na Mangalore

'au milieu du IXe siecle. C'est un passage du Yeou-yang-tsa-tsou de Touan Tch'eng-che (mort en 863) qui a ete mis en valeur par Hirth ("Eayly Chinese notices of East African territories", dans J. of f the Amer. Oy. Soc., vol. XXX, Part I, 1909). Ce passage d6crit (de se- conde main) une contr6e de Po