The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu

The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu

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Draws on centuries-old historical manuscripts to document the epic trade journeys to legendary Timbuktu, profiling the city as a major center of Islamic literary culture and scholarship while offering insight into fifteenth-century perspectives on a wide range of topics, from commerce and taxation to marriage and prostitution.Kel al-Suq (Kel Essouk) Tuareg group held in esteem for their sanctity and learning, and with a reputation as mediators rather than participants in conflicts. Kitab al-Mudhish by Ibn al-Jawzi A handbook for preachers containing instruction foranbsp;...

Title:The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu
Author:John O. Hunwick
Publisher: - 2008


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