Africa and the Global Middle Ages: Broker States, Articulated Cities, Ecological Thresholds

When and Where

Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Centre for Medieval Studies, Room 301
125 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7


Professor François-Xavier Fauvelle


François-Xavier Fauvelle is an Africanist historian and archeologist. He is a professor at the Collège de France in Paris and, in 2020, at Princeton University. He is a former director of the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and for the past decade has led the French-Moroccan excavations program in Sijilmâsa, Morocco.
Originally published in French in 2013, his book The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages was released in English by Princeton University Press in 2018.

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African Studies, Centre for Medieval Studies, History, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Islamic Studies