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Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire: Al-Sa D s Ta R Kh Al-S D N Down to 1613 and Other Contemporary Documents John O. Hunwick

Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire: Al-Sa D s Ta R Kh Al-S D N Down to 1613 and Other Contemporary Documents

John O. Hunwick

Published March 25th 2003
ISBN : 9789004128224
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480 pages
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The principal text translated in this volume is the Tar?kh Al-s?d?n of the seventeenth-century Timbuktu scholar Abd al-Ra?m?n al-Sad?. Thirty chapters are included, dealing with the history of Timbuktu and Jenne, their scholars, and theMoreThe principal text translated in this volume is the Tar?kh Al-s?d?n of the seventeenth-century Timbuktu scholar Abd al-Ra?m?n al-Sad?. Thirty chapters are included, dealing with the history of Timbuktu and Jenne, their scholars, and the political history of the Songhay empire from the reign of Sunni Al? (1464-1492) through Moroccan conquest of Songhay in 1591 and down to the year 1613 when the Pashalik of Timbuktu became an autonomous ruling institution in the Middle Niger region. The year 1613 also marked the effective end of Songhay resistance. The other contemporary documents included are a new English translation of Leo Africanuss description of West Africa, some letters relating to Sad?an diplomacy and conquests in the Sahara and Sahel, al-Ifr?n?s account of Sad?an conquest of Songhay, and an account of this expedition by an anonymous Spaniard. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.