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Timbuktu : the Sahara's fabled city of gold

Author: Marq De Villiers; Sheila Hirtle
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2007.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marq De Villiers; Sheila Hirtle
ISBN: 9780771026461 0771026463
OCLC Number: 84989578
Description: xvi, 300 cm. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dreaming spires of gold, under the desert sun --
The founder, the founding and the legends --
The city, its site and its neighborhood --
The Niger's course and meaning --
The people of the region --
Precursors: the empires of the sun --
The coming of the Arabs --
Mansa Musa and the first golden age of Timbuktu --
The First Tuareg interregnum --
The coming of the Songhai --
The rise of Askia al=hajj Mohamed and the second golden age --
The underpinnings of wealth --
Travelers' tales --
Life and learning in the city of gold --
The second golden age and the intellectual tradition --
The end of the Askias --
The coming of the Moroccans --
The long march and the Pasha's conquest of Timbuktu --
The long decline --
The coming of Jihad --
Finally, the Europeans --
And now? --
Appendix 1: Commonly used tales --
Appendix 2: Lineages --
Appendix 3: Glossary of tribes and cultures --
Appendix 4: Who was who.
Responsibility: Marq De Villiers and Sheila Hirtle.

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