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Title:Social history of Timbuktu: the role of Muslim scholars and notables, 1400-1900
Author:Saad, Elias N.ISNI
Series:Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
City of publisher:Cambridge; New York
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Geographic term:Mali
urban history
Abstract:The fortunes of the Islamic West African city of Timbuktu are traced from its origins in the twelfth century, and more especially from around 1400 onwards, to the French conquest in the late nineteenth century. Focus is on the role of scholars, as a learned elite, as administrators, and as regional notables, and their position of leader ship and authority in the city's social structure.