Timbuktu

Timbuktu

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Timbuktu-the name still evokes an exotic, faraway place even though its glory days are long gone. Unspooling its history and legends, resolving myth with reality, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle have captured the splendor and decay of one of mankind's treasures.

Founded in the early 1100s by Tuareg nomads who called their camp "Tin Buktu," it became, within two centuries, a wealthy metropolis and a nexus of the trans-Saharan trade. Salt from the deep Sahara, gold… (more)

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Publisher: Gale (May 26, 2009)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 3.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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