Empire of Love: Histories of France and the Pacific

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The most exquisite objects were often the most tiny. But with subsequent adjustment, plus the potential from trans-Saharan trade carried out by the North Africans, the basic, pre-existing pattern re-emerged, resulting eventually in a second and much more powerful African political organization in this area – the Ghana Empire. Confucius and Laozi (or Lao-tzu), though from opposing schools of thought, waxed poetically on the appropriate course of action—or inaction—and their poetic philosophies have followers to the present day.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 20, 2005)


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