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The Sunni and the Scholars: A Tale of Revenge

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0010
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter highlights the antagonisms between Timbuktu's scholarly community and Sunni ʻAlī. The chroniclers characterize the tensions with sweeping generalizations, but the sunni's relationship ... More


Renaissance: The Age of Askia Al-Ḥājj Muḥammad

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0011
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter discusses the reign of Askia Muḥammad. Originally affixed to clerical and commercial interests, the askia's arrogation of power would encourage a review of those relations, leading to a ... More


The Rending Asunder: Dominion’s End

Michael A. Gomez

in African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196824
eISBN:
9781400888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196824.003.0015
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter describes how, between Askia Dāwūd's death in 990–91/1582–83 and the Battle of Tondibi in 999/1591 that marked the beginning of Morocco's occupation, the empire endured the tumultuous ... More


Islamic aid in a North Malian enclave

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter is the result of a visit in 2006 to observe the work of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) in the Timbuktu region of Northern Mali, whose struggling economy was at that time benefiting from ... More


Globalisation, Cinéma-monde and the Work of Abderrahmane Sissako

Dayna Oscherwitz

in Cinéma-monde: Decentred Perspectives on Global Filmmaking in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414982
eISBN:
9781474444736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414982.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter compares and contrasts Abderrahmane Sissako’s better-known films with the English-language novels of the Afropolitanism movement, whose African-born characters all share a familiarity ... More


From Here to Timbuktu

Talissa J. Ford

in Radical Romantics: Prophets, Pirates, and the Space Beyond Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409421
eISBN:
9781474426794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409421.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Timbuktu was a site for both mystical and imperial projections, both the city of gold and the (always impossible) destination of European explorers. This chapter begins with the narrative of Robert ... More


Epilogue

in The World that is the Book Paul Auster's Fiction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236870
eISBN:
9781846314469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236870.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyses other works of Paul Auster, including the novels ‘Mr. Vertigo’ and ‘Timbuktu’ and the screenplay ‘Smoke’. It explains that ‘Timbuktu’ is a comic novel with allegorical ... More


Military Intervention, the UN Security Council, and the Role of UNESCOThe Case of Mali

Sabine von Schorlemer

in Intersections in International Cultural Heritage Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198846291
eISBN:
9780191881459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846291.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Intentional destruction of cultural heritage by extremist non-State actors—be it by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) in Syria, Iraq, and Libya, or Boko Haram in Nigeria—is ... More


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