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The Race For Timbuktu

In the first decades of the nineteenth century, no place burned more brightly in the imagination of European geographers––and fortune hunters––than the lost city of Timbuktu. Africa's legendar

ISBN10 : 006203037X , ISBN13 : 9780062030375

Page Number : 352


The first book for general readers about the storied past of one of the world’s most fabled cities. Timbuktu — the name still evokes an exotic, faraway place, even though the city’s glory days a

ISBN10 : 1551992779 , ISBN13 : 9781551992778

Page Number : 320

The Storied City

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient

ISBN10 : 1594634289 , ISBN13 : 9781594634284

Page Number : 416

Beyond Timbuktu

Timbuktu is famous as a center of learning from Islam’s Golden Age. Yet it was one among many scholarly centers to exist in precolonial West Africa. Ousmane Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning i

ISBN10 : 0674969359 , ISBN13 : 9780674969353

Page Number : 294