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Title:The Age of Mansa Musa of Mali: Problems in Succession and Chronology
Author:Bell, Nawal M.
Year:1972
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:221-234
Language:English
Geographic term:Mali
Subjects:succession
chronology
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/217515
Abstract:Two unresolved problems in the Arabic matrial on Mali during the reign of Mansa Musa are considered here: the data of Mansa Musa's reign and the principle of succession in force during the period of which his reign is representative. The author uses, as sources of information, living archives (the Keita of Kangaba and their griots of the neighbouring village of Keyla, who are generally considered to be the prime authorities on Keita traditions), because the information Ibn Khaldun (an Arabic historian) gives about this period is not altogether consistent. Notes.
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