oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Slavery in pre-contact Africa
Extracted from text ... 1 The mediaeval African kingdom of Dahomey originated in Benin. By the 15th century, this prosperous kingdom which stretched beyond the borders of present-day Benin and covered a large part of West Africa, had established slave trading relations with European commercial interests. 2 Law ""Dahomey and the slave trade: Reflections on the historiography of the rise of Dahomey"" 1986 J of African History 248ff; Kopytoff ""The cultural context of African abolition"" in Miers & Roberts (eds) The End of Slavery (1988) 493; Fage ""Slavery and the slave trade in the context of West African history"" 1969 J of African ..
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