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Social history of Timbuktu : the role of Muslim scholars and notables, 1400-1900

Author: Elias N Saad
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Originally published in 1983, this book deals with the precolonial history of the Islamic West African city of Timbuktu. The book traces the fortunes of this fabled city from its origins in the twelfth century, and more especially from around 1400 onwards, to the French conquest in the late nineteenth century. The study rests upon a comprehensive utilisation of the Timbuktu sources, including the well-known  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elias N Saad
ISBN: 0521246032 9780521246033
OCLC Number: 8728225
Description: viii, 324 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Genesis of a social tradition --
The scholars as a learned elite --
The scholars as administrators --
The scholars as regional notables --
Persistence of the patriciate.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Elias N. Saad.

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Originally published in 1983, this book deals with the precolonial history of the Islamic West African city of Timbuktu. The book traces the fortunes of this fabled city from its origins in the  Read more...
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