Timbuktu And The Songhay Empire

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Timbuktu And The Songhay Empire

Author : John O. Hunwick
ISBN : 9004128220
Genre : Social Science
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The principal text translated in this volume is the "Ta'rikh Al-sudan" of the 17th-century Timbuktu scholar, 'Abd al-Rahman al-Sadi. The other documents include an English translation of Leo Africanus's description of West Africa and some letters relating to Sa'dian diplomacy.
Category: Social Science

Timbuktu And The Songhay Empire

Author : ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAbd Allāh Saʻdī
ISBN : 9004125604
Genre : Mali (Empire)
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Category: Mali (Empire)

Empires Of Medieval West Africa

Author : David C. Conrad
ISBN : 9781604131642
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explores empires of medieval west Africa.
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Author : Philip Koslow
ISBN : 0791029433
Genre : History
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Chronicles the rise of the Songhay empire in West Africa during the fifteenth century, its complex system of government, its dissolution under civil war, and the fate of its people
Category: History

African Dominion

Author : Michael A. Gomez
ISBN : 9780691196824
Genre : History
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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 history and drawing on a rich array of sources, Michael Gomez unveils a new vision of how categories of ethnicity, race, gender, and caste emerged in Africa and in global history. Focusing on the Savannah and Sahel region, Gomez traces how Islam's growth in West Africa, along with intensifying commerce that included slaves, resulted in a series of political experiments unique to the region, culminating in the rise of empire. A radically new account of the importance of early Africa in global history, African Dominion will be the standard work on the subject for years to come.
Category: History

Timbuktu Chronicles

Author : Maḥmūd Kutī ibn Mutawakkil Kutī Timbuktī
ISBN : 1592218091
Genre : Gao (Mali : Region)
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Some 500 years ago, Askiya Muhammad founded the Songhay Dynasty of the Askiyas, which flourished for more than a century in Sahelian West Africa. The Timbuktu-based scribe al hajj Mahmud Kati was a close friend of Askiya Mohammed - and the Tarikh al fattash gives an eyewitness account of his empire, told from the perspective of a key participant. Long valued as one of the most important historical documents of the African medieval world, Kati's account is also a literary achievement that is comparable to the writings of figures like Chaucer, Rabelais and Montaigne.
Category: Gao (Mali : Region)

Conquistadors Of The Red City The Moroccan Conquest Of The Songhay Empire

Author : Comer Plummer III
ISBN : 9781483477794
Genre : History
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Conquistadors of the Red City: The Moroccan Conquest of the Songhay Empire recounts the ambitions of a sixteenth century Moroccan ruler to defy geography and send his army across the Sahara Desert in search of the elusive gold fields of West Africa. In destroying the empire of the Songhay, the Moroccans established a trans-Saharan state, but their quest for riches proved to be futile and ruinous, for themselves and for the entire region. This extraordinary chapter of African history is told through Moroccan and West African chroniclers, as well as Western travelers and hostages at the Moroccan imperial court in Marrakech. Their unique perspectives offer rare insight into one of the most important chapters in the history of early modern Africa, and the precursor of an even more devastating phase of the exploitation of the continent-the Atlantic slave trade.
Category: History

Arabic Literature Of Africa Volume 4

Author : John O. Hunwick
ISBN : 9004124446
Genre : Reference
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A guide to the scholarly and literary production of Muslim writers of West Africa, other than Nigeria, including both biographies of scholars and lists of their writings.
Category: Reference


Author : Francesco Pellizzi
ISBN : 9780873657662
Genre : Art
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Res is a journal of anthropology and comparative aesthetics dedicated to the study of the object, in particular cult and belief objects and objects of art. The journal presents contributions by philosophers, art historians, archaeologists, critics, linguists, architects, artists, among others.
Category: Art

African American Heritage

Author : David Adamo
ISBN : 9781579106843
Genre : Religion
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This book, originally published in 1985 by Texian Press, Waco, Texas, has now been updated and expanded.
Category: Religion

From Dust To Digital

Author : Maja Kominko
ISBN : 9781783740628
Genre : Art
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Much of world’s documentary heritage rests in vulnerable, little-known and often inaccessible archives. Many of these archives preserve information that may cast new light on historical phenomena and lead to their reinterpretation. But such rich collections are often at risk of being lost before the history they capture is recorded. This volume celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, established to document and publish online formerly inaccessible and neglected archives from across the globe. From Dust to Digital showcases the historical significance of the collections identified, catalogued and digitised through the Programme, bringing together articles on 19 of the 244 projects supported since its inception. These contributions demonstrate the range of materials documented — including rock inscriptions, manuscripts, archival records, newspapers, photographs and sound archives — and the wide geographical scope of the Programme. Many of the documents are published here for the first time, illustrating the potential these collections have to further our understanding of history.
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Fortunes Of Africa

Author : Martin Meredith
ISBN : 9781471135460
Genre : History
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In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future. This is history on an epic scale.
Category: History

Becoming Wal Ta

Author : Timothy Cleaveland
ISBN : UCSC:32106016511856
Genre : Social Science
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Becoming Walata is a pre-colonial history of social identity in Walata, an oasis in the southwestern Sahara. Using Arabic documents, some newly discovered, Timothy Cleaveland analyzes representations of lineage, ethnicity, and race, and argues that Saharans perceived these identities as mutable. Walatis transformed themselves through strategic alliances and intermarriage, then rationalized these changes through Islam. This evidence contradicts the European colonial model of Saharan society, which portrayed social relations as static and determined by patrilineal descent.
Category: Social Science

The Caliphate And Islamic Statehood Challenges And Fragmentation

Author : Carool Kersten
ISBN : 3940924563
Genre : Caliphate
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"This three-volume reference work tracks the history of the Caliphate as what many Muslims believe to be a genuine and authentic Islamic political institution: From its emergence in seventh-century Arabia until highly contested and controversial attempts of its revival at the beginning of the twenty-first century by radical Islamists in Afghanistan and Iraq. No matter how randiose such interpretations of a seemingly archaic institution may be, they show the Caliphate's longevity as a rallying point real--or symbolic--for Muslims across the world."--Page 4 of cover (each volume).
Category: Caliphate

Daily Life In Ancient And Modern Timbuktu

Author : Larry Brook
ISBN : 0822532158
Genre : History
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Examines the history of the city of Timbuktu, or Tombouctou, from its time as a camping site for nomadic Tuaregs through its prominence in the sixteenth century to the current decline it faces.
Category: History

Timbuktu Chronicles

Author : Anthony Nana Kwamu
ISBN : 1980405131
Genre : Fiction
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Mali Empire, 1312 A.D.A disgraced soldier and a dangerous child witch are assigned the perilous task of saving the empire from dark forces invading from another realm. As the two battle assassins and beasts dispatched to stop them, they must also find a way to set aside their own animosity towards each other. While the soldier questions why he, among all others was chosen for this task, the empire hides a chilling secret from him, which if revealed, could spell the doom of man for all eternity. With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the witch also hides a secret, which if exposed, could destroy the empire's faith in her and dash the hopes of man forever.
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The Epic Of Askia Mohammed

Author : Nouhou Malio
ISBN : 0253209900
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader in the history of the Songhay Empire, which reached its apogee during his reign in 1493-1528. Songhay, approximately halfway between the present-day cities of Timbuktu in Mali and Niamey in Niger, became a political force beginning in 1463, under the leadership of Sonni Ali Ber. By the time of his death in 1492, the foundation had been laid for the development under Askia Mohammed of a complex system of administration, a well-equipped army and navy, and a network of large government-owned farms. The present rendition of the epic was narrated by the griot (or jeseré) Nouhou Malio over two evenings in Saga, a small town on the Niger River, two miles downstream from Niamey. The text is a word-for-word translation from Nouhou Malio's oral performance.
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African Dress

Author : Karen Tranberg Hansen
ISBN : 9780857858207
Genre : Design
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Dress and fashion practices in Africa and the diaspora are dynamic and diverse, whether on the street or on the fashion runway. Focusing on the dressed body as a performance site, African Dress explores how ideas and practices of dress contest or legitimize existing power structures through expressions of individual identity and the cultural and political order. Drawing on innovative, interdisciplinary research by established and up and coming scholars, the book examines real life projects and social transformations that are deeply political, revolving around individual and public goals of dignity, respect, status, and morality. With its remarkable scope, this book will attract students and scholars of fashion and dress, material culture and consumption, performance studies, and art history in relation to Africa and on a global scale.
Category: Design

Fula History

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1157837948
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Massina Empire, Sokoto Caliphate, Toucouleur Empire, Timbuktu, Djenn, Great Mosque of Djenn, Modibo Adama, Inner Niger Delta, Mopti, Adamawa Emirate, Nana Asma'u, El Hadj Umar Tall, Djibo, Fula jihads, Kingdom of Fouta Tooro, Agaie Emirate, Mopti Region, Dinguiraye, Bandiagara, Kingdom of Fouta Djallon, Lapai Emirate, Muri, Nigeria, Seku Amadu, Siege of Medina Fort, Amadu's Jihad, Ahmad al-Bakkai al-Kunti, Bondu, Hamdullahi, Ahmadu Tall, Tidiani Tall, Fulani War, Battle of Segou, Marka people, Yunfa, Amadu Seku, Amadu Amadu, Abdul Bubakar, Balobo, Gidago dan Laima, Sokoto Grand Vizier, Abd al-Qadir. Excerpt: Timbuktu (; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu; French: ), formerly also spelled Timbuctoo, is a town in the West African nation of Mali situated 15 km (9.3 mi) north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census. Starting out as a seasonal settlement, Timbuktu became a permanent settlement early in the 12th century. After a shift in trading routes, Timbuktu flourished from the trade in salt, gold, ivory and slaves and became part of the Mali Empire early in the 13th century. In the first half of the 15th century the Tuareg tribes took control of the city for a short period until the expanding Songhay Empire absorbed the city in 1468. A Moroccan army defeated the Songhay in 1591, and made Timbuktu, rather than Gao, their capital. The invaders established a new ruling class, the arma, who after 1612 became independent of Morocco. However, the golden age of the city was over and it entered a long period of decline. Different tribes governed until the French took over in 1893, a situation that lasted until it became part of the current Republic of Mali in 1960. Nowa...