Long Distance Trade and the Luba Lomami Empire

  title={Long Distance Trade and the Luba Lomami Empire},
  author={Anne C. Lady Wilson},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={575 - 589}
  • A. L. Wilson
  • Published 1 October 1972
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
The kingdom of Luba Lomami was enlarged and strengthened by the conquest of Kalala Ilunga at an unknown date before the end of the sixteenth century. It became a large but not dominant state. The expansion of Luba Lomami is generally considered to have occurred in the early eighteenth century, as a delayed consequence of the Kalala Ilunga conquest. In this it is said to have been paralleled by the expansion of Lunda. Unlike Lunda, however, it is supposed to have suffered from severe structural… 

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