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The Meanings of Timbuktu

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Published by Human Sciences Research Council .
Written in English


  • African history,
  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Africa,
  • Africa - West,
  • History / Africa / West

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsShamil Jeppie (Editor), Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11202173M
ISBN 100796922047
ISBN 109780796922045

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The Meanings of Timbuktu, authored by leading international scholars, begins to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Afri The Human Sciences Research Council . Timbuktu’s manuscripts in context; the second examines the meanings of an intellectual history of the region and why Timbuktu is a symbol of a much more extensive African scholarly tradition. The Meanings of Timbuktu strives to contextualize and clarify the importance of efforts to preserve Timbuktu’s manuscripts for Mali, for Africa and for the intellectual world. Additional information. More about the book. The Meanings of Timbuktu stems from a joint project between South Africa and Mali: the creation of a library to house the several.

The Meanings of Timbuktu. Shamil Jeppie, Souleymane Bachir Diagne (eds). The Meanings of Timbuktu, CODESRIA/HSRC, , p., ISBN 13 Jun 28,  · The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu is an exemplary piece of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel. Above all, it is a work of intellectual honesty. THE TIMBUKTU MANUSCRIPTS – REDISCOVERING A WRITTEN SOURCE OF AFRICAN LAW IN THE ERA OF THE AFRICAN RENAISSANCE* book contains an interesting collection of articles illustrating the use of African oral traditions Thus Timbuktu, literally meaning Buktu’s well, was founded. In other words, Timbuktu was the. Get this from a library! The meanings of Timbuktu. [Shamil Jeppie; Souleymane Bachir Diagne;] -- Contradicting the popular notion that African history survived only through the oral tradition, this collection of essays examines the rich legacy of written history on the continent, specifically in.

The Treasures of Timbuktu Scholars in the fabled African city, once a great center of learning and trade, are racing to save a still emerging cache of ancient manuscriptsAuthor: Joshua Hammer. Jan 21,  · “If not for these things [damage] the estimated number of manuscripts in Timbuktu and its surrounding areas would have been in the millions,” he writes in a chapter of the book "The meanings. May 11,  · Now a new book co-edited by University of Cape Town historian Dr Shamil Jeppie, The Meanings of Timbuktu, is reviving Africa's rich written tradition of scholarship. The Timbuktu manuscripts - covering a range of fields from law and medicine to astronomy and literature - prove Africa's long written history. Timbuktu is a slim book and yet is a deeply affecting tale with Paul Auster's wonderful prose. Mr. Bones, the hero of the tale is a Heinz 57 variety pooch who understands Ingloosh and is owned by Willie G. Christmas, who is a homeless bard who means to spread the gospel of Christmas around the country but sometimes becomes trapped in fits of psychosis and by: 1.