Islamic Manuscripts from Mali
Islamic Manuscripts from Mali features 22 manuscripts from the Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library and the Library of Cheick Zayni Baye of Boujbeha, both in Timbuktu, Mali. These items show a variety of Arabic script and provide a variety of items that document the culture and activities of the society. Created sometime during the 16th-18th centuries, some of the items included are political documents, stories, philosophical discussions, and information on curing diseases.
These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
- Traditional Landscape of Timbuktu
- Timbuktu, An Islamic Cultural Center
- Timbuktu in Space and Time: Maps
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Intensified Hemispheric Interactions: 1000-1500
- Global Expansion and Encounter: 1450-1770
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- Map Collections
- Ancient Manuscripts from the Desert Libraries of Timbuktu
- World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings
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