The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture – Epub

SUMMARY The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture

The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture

REVIEW The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture 100 For centuries camel caravans made epic journeys across the Sahara to reach the markets of the legendary city of Timbuktu where they traded salt gold slaves textiles and books By the mid fifteenth century Timbuktu had become a major centre of Islamic literary culture and scholarship attracting scholars from as far away as the Arabian Peninsula Students came from all over West Africa to learn at the feet of Timbuktu's masters of law literature and the sciences The city's libraries were repositories of all the world's learning housing not only works by Arab and Islamic writers but also volumes from the classical Greek and Roman worlds and studies by contemporary scholarsThe astonishing manuscripts of Timbuktu form the lavish visual heart of this book Beautifully graphic occasionally decorated these exuisite artifacts reveal great craftsmanship as well as learning Their unbound sheets were often protected by a loose leather cover tied with a leather lace All were written in the Arabic script but not all in Arabic for they also feature a range of local African languagesAside from scholarly works surviving manuscripts include a wealth of correspondence between rulers advisers and merchants on subjects as various as taxation commerce marriage divorce adoption breastfeeding and prostitution providing a vivid insight into the ordinary life and values of the dayTimbuktu today is a World Heritage Site its mud brick architecture deservedly famous the world over But its scholarship traditions are still being rediscovered As this remarkable book reveals the manuscripts of Timbuktu are an extraordinary treasure invaluable historical documents; objects of tremendous beauty; and a testament to a great centre of learning and civilization at the heart of Africa A truly beautiful book The photos and images of the people were amazing and the content of the book was very interesting I sent it to my son for xmas He loved it

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REVIEW The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture 100 For centuries camel caravans made epic journeys across the Sahara to reach the markets of the legendary city of Timbuktu where they traded salt gold slaves textiles and books By the mid fifteenth century Timbuktu had become a major centre of Islamic literary culture and scholarship attracting scholars from as far away as the Arabian Peninsula Students came from all over West Africa to learn at the feet of Timbuktu's masters of law literature and the sciences The city's libraries were repositories of all the world's learning housing not only works by Arab and Islamic writers but also volumes from the classical Greek and Roman worlds and studies by contemporary scholarsThe astonishing manuscripts of Timbuktu form the lavish visual heart of this book Beautifully graphic occasionally decorated these exuisite artifacts reveal great craftsmanship as well as learning Their unbound sheets were often protected by a loose leather cover tied with a leather lace All were written in the Arabic script but not all in Arabic for they also feature a range of local African languagesAside from scholarly works surviving manuscripts include a wealth of correspondence between rulers advisers and merchants on subjects as various as taxation commerce marriage divorce adoption breastfeeding and prostitution providing a vivid insight into the ordinary life and values of the dayTimbuktu today is a World Heritage Site its mud brick architecture deservedly famous the world over But its scholarship traditions are still being rediscovered As this remarkable book reveals the manuscripts of Timbuktu are an extraordinary treasure invaluable historical documents; objects of tremendous beauty; and a testament to a great centre of learning and civilization at the heart of Africa This book is very lovely The pictures are beautiful and you get to know much about this old culture The Islamic Africa is different from the north African and Arabic Islam You get a very interesting insight in their building style and the book has a lot of nature and their daily life

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REVIEW The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture 100 For centuries camel caravans made epic journeys across the Sahara to reach the markets of the legendary city of Timbuktu where they traded salt gold slaves textiles and books By the mid fifteenth century Timbuktu had become a major centre of Islamic literary culture and scholarship attracting scholars from as far away as the Arabian Peninsula Students came from all over West Africa to learn at the feet of Timbuktu's masters of law literature and the sciences The city's libraries were repositories of all the world's learning housing not only works by Arab and Islamic writers but also volumes from the classical Greek and Roman worlds and studies by contemporary scholarsThe astonishing manuscripts of Timbuktu form the lavish visual heart of this book Beautifully graphic occasionally decorated these exuisite artifacts reveal great craftsmanship as well as learning Their unbound sheets were often protected by a loose leather cover tied with a leather lace All were written in the Arabic script but not all in Arabic for they also feature a range of local African languagesAside from scholarly works surviving manuscripts include a wealth of correspondence between rulers advisers and merchants on subjects as various as taxation commerce marriage divorce adoption breastfeeding and prostitution providing a vivid insight into the ordinary life and values of the dayTimbuktu today is a World Heritage Site its mud brick architecture deservedly famous the world over But its scholarship traditions are still being rediscovered As this remarkable book reveals the manuscripts of Timbuktu are an extraordinary treasure invaluable historical documents; objects of tremendous beauty; and a testament to a great centre of learning and civilization at the heart of Africa Excellent coffee table book


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    The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture – Epub John O Hunwick à 0 REVIEW A truly beautiful book The photos and images of the people were amazing and the content of the book was very interesting I sent it to my son for xmas He loved it

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    The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture – Epub This book is very lovely The pictures are beautiful and you get to know much about this old culture The Islamic Africa is different from the north African and Arabic Islam You get a very interesting insight in their building style and the book has a lot of nature and their daily life

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    The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture – Epub Excellent coffee table book

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    SUMMARY The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture – Epub READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à John O Hunwick lovely book

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    The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture – Epub I love this book Finally someone took the time to put some serious work into a very neglected subject in English M

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  • The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu: Rediscovering Africa's Literary Culture
  • John O Hunwick
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  • 20 October 2018
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