Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire: Al-Saʻdī's Taʼrīkh Al-Sūdān Down to 1613 and Other Contemporary Documents

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BRILL, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 412 pages
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The principal text translated in this volume is the "Ta'r?kh Al-s?d?n" of the seventeenth-century Timbuktu scholar 'Abd al-Ra?m?n al-Sa'd?. Thirty chapters are included, dealing with the history of Timbuktu and Jenne, their scholars, and the political history of the Songhay empire from the reign of Sunni 'Al? (1464-1492) through Moroccan conquest of Songhay in 1591 and down to the year 1613 when the Pashalik of Timbuktu became an autonomous ruling institution in the Middle Niger region. The year 1613 also marked the effective end of Songhay resistance. The other contemporary documents included are a new English translation of Leo Africanus's description of West Africa, some letters relating to Sa'd?an diplomacy and conquests in the Sahara and Sahel, al-Ifr?n?'s account of Sa'd?an conquest of Songhay, and an account of this expedition by an anonymous Spaniard. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations
xiii
Preface
xv
Dates References and Conventions
xx
an Interpretive Essay
xxi
Tarikh alSüdân
lxvii
Introduction
1
The Zuwä Dynasty II The Sunni Dynasty
7
Sultan Kankan Müsa and Malian Rule over the Middle Niger
9
The Reign of Askiya Ishāq II
172
Bonkana
185
1 The
186
2 Songhay
199
Resistance
200
Rulers of Jenne during the Arma Administration
213
Pasha Mahmūds Campaigns Arrest of the
218
Pasha Jawdars Recall Jenne under Attack
233

Mali and its Provinces V Jenne and its History
17
Scholars and Holymen of Jenne
23
The History of Timbuktu
29
The Tuareg
35
Scholars and Holymen of Timbuktu
38
Scholars and Holymen of Timbuktu Ctd
52
The Imams of the Great Mosque and the Sankore
81
The Reign of Sunni Ali
91
The Reign of Askiya alhājj Muhammad
109
The Reigns of Askiya Mūsā and Muhammad
118
The Reign of Askiya Ismāil
132
The Reign of Askiya Ishāq I
137
The Reign of Askiya Dăwüd
144
The Reign of Askiya alHājj
146
The Reign of Askiya Muhammad Bäni
168
The Sultans of Mäsina
237
The Administrations of Pasha Sulaymān and
244
Pasha Mahmūd Lonko
257
The Sadian Dynasty and its Decline
258
Obituaries and Events of the Years 15911613
259
Other Contemporary Documents 1 Leo Africanuss Description of the Middle Niger the
271
Letters Relating to Sadian Diplomacy and Conquests in
292
Appendices
331
Offices and OfficeHolders under the Askiyas
338
Colophon to Askiya Muhammad Bănis copy of the
351
North and West Africa
358
The Askiyas
364
Index
389
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John Hunwick, Ph.D. (1974) in Islamic Studies, University of London, is Professor of History and Professor of Religion at Northwestern University. His publications include "Shar a in Songhay" (Oxford, 1985) and "Arabic Literature of Africa, Vol. II The Writings of Central Sudanic Africa" (Brill, 1995)

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