The Malian city of Timbuktu is one of the world's oldest seats of learning and has an intellectual legacy of hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, coming from three great West African desert empires: Ancient Ghana, medieval Mali, and the Songhai Empire. These manuscripts offer a unique window into their history. Many remain unread.
This lecture will look at how their study can be used to advance our knowledge of the intellectual history of the premodern world.
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Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.2021-10-28 18:00 2021-10-28 18:00 Europe/London The Manuscripts and Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu This lecture will look at how their study can be used to advance our knowledge of the intellectual history of the premodern world. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/28/the-manuscripts-and-intellectual-legacy-of-timbuktu-273444 Museum of London,150 London Wall, London,London,London