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The Resource Timbuktu : the Sahara's fabled city of gold, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle

Timbuktu : the Sahara's fabled city of gold, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle

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Timbuktu : the Sahara's fabled city of gold
Title
Timbuktu
Title remainder
the Sahara's fabled city of gold
Statement of responsibility
Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle
Title variation
Timbuktu
Title variation remainder
the Saharas fabled city of gold
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the history, myths, and legends of Timbuktu as it rose from a camp for nomadic tribes, to a wealthy metropolis and nexus for trans-Saharan trade, to a center of Islamic learning and religion, and then declined
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261286
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BTCTA
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De Villiers, Marq
Dewey number
966.23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hirtle, Sheila
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True
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the Sahara's fabled city of gold
Label
Timbuktu : the Sahara's fabled city of gold, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-287) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9780802714978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn144221805
  • OCoLC
Label
Timbuktu : the Sahara's fabled city of gold, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 302 pages
Isbn
9780802714978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn144221805
  • OCoLC

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