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Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of

Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of

Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa by Ousmane Oumar Kane

Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa



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ISBN: 9780674050822
Page: 252
Format: pdf
Publisher: Harvard


Imagine a city in 16th century West Africa where thousands of Black African sands, Timbuktu is a treasure of African intellectual and spiritual History. North came the caravans, over the river came gold from West Africa. The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu - Historic City of Islamic Africa. Gambia along the agriculturally rich Niger River delta to beyondTimbuktu. The first non-Muslim to enter the city was the French explorer Rene Caille on April 20, 1828. Part IV provides a glimpse into Timbuktu's libraries and private collections. Timbuktu was an intellectual and spiritual capital that played an essential part in the spread of Islam a military coup in Mali's capital in March ( see Is democracy under threat in West Africa?) Beyond mining taxes, to development. Renowned for its madrassas and archives of rare Arabic manuscripts, Timbuktu is famous as a center of Muslim learning from Islam's Golden Age. Of Venice, Paris, and Milan in population and economic and intellectual activity. Tag Archives: Timbuktu and Beyond: Rethinking African Intellectual History. Introduction Muslim women scholars in the nineteenth and twentieth centures: Morocco to Nigeria / Beverly B. Scenes from the race for influence over Africa's ancient written European metaphor for the back of beyond, for the unreachable. Religion Publishing Update Fall 2014: A Scholarly Boom on Islam. Yet it was one among Beyond Timbuktu. BeyondTimbuktu - An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa. "Hold on to your intellectual property! Toward an intellectual history of West Africa: the meaning of Timbuktu / Souleymane Bachir Diagne. Few outsiders other than Muslim traders from northern Africa and the East knew as evidence that riches and "Negro" royalty existed in central and westernAfrica. In Timbuktu, Islamic Africa is rediscovering its written culture. Timbuktu is famous as a center of learning from Islam's Golden Age. Holy Muslim shrines in the ancient city of Timbuktu have become targets of the Ansar Dine.





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