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Medieval West Africa : views from Arab scholars and merchants

Author: Nehemia Levtzion; Jay Spaulding
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Markus Wiener Publishers, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume are English translations of primary sources upon which much modern knowledge about the kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, Kanem-Borno, and their neighbors depends. Here is the story of the conversion of the western Sudan to Islam, as well as accounts of the famous medieval gold trade, testimonies about the pilgrimage of Mansa Musa, and insightful introductions to many other less familiar personalities,  Read more...
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Medieval West Africa.
Princeton, N.J. : Markus Wiener Publishers, ©2003
(OCoLC)607638240
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nehemia Levtzion; Jay Spaulding
ISBN: 155876304X 9781558763043 1558763058 9781558763050
OCLC Number: 50773282
Description: xxxiii, 125 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Al-Yaqubi --
Ibn Hawqal --
Al-Muhallabi --
Al-Bakri --
Al-Zuhri --
Al-Idrisi --
Al-Sarakhsi --
Yaqut --
Ibn Said --
Ibn al-Khatib --
Al-Umari --
Ibn Battuta --
Ibn Khaldun --
Al-Qalqashandi --
Al-Khabar an ajnas al-Sudan, attributed to al-Maqrizi --
Al-Maqqari --
Ibn al-Dawadari --
Ibn Kathir --
Al-Maqrizi --
Ibn Hajar al-Asqlani --
Ibn Taghri Birdi --
Ibn Iyas.
Responsibility: edited by Nehemia Levtzion and Jay Spaulding.

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From the 9th to the 15th century Arab travellers and observers produced a rich literature in West Africa. An annotated translation of this body of work is found in ""Corpus of Early Arabic Sources  Read more...

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