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Beyond Timbuktu
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Ousmane Oumar Kane
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Timbuktu is famous as a center of learning from Islam’s Golden Age. Yet it was one among many scholarly centers to exist in precolonial West Africa. Ousmane Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to the present day and corrects lingering misconceptions
Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Susan L. Mizruchi
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-09 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The role of archives and libraries in our digital age is one of the most pressing concerns of humanists, scholars, and citizens worldwide. This collection brings together specialists from academia, public libraries, governmental agencies, and non-profit archives to pursue common questions about value across the institutional boundaries that typically separate
The Blasphemous Manuscript of Timbuktu
Language: en
Pages: 70
Authors: Maurizio Pianaro
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-19 - Publisher: Booksmango

An unscrupulous veteran freelance American war correspondent arrives in Mali to cover the fanatic spree of the Islamists willing to impose their sharia law. Someone will offer him an ancient manuscript with an explosive content. He will realize though that he is there neither for the war nor for the
African Dominion
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Michael A. Gomez
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A groundbreaking book that puts early and medieval West Africa on the map of global history Pick up almost any book on early and medieval world history and empire, and where do you find West Africa? On the periphery. This pioneering book tells a different story. Interweaving political and social
Social History of Timbuktu
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Elias N. Saad
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983-07-14 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Originally published in 1983, this book deals with the precolonial history of the Islamic West African city of Timbuktu. The book traces the fortunes of this fabled city from its origins in the twelfth century, and more especially from around 1400 onwards, to the French conquest in the late nineteenth