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“He has produced a lot of material. This is just one of the things that he wrote. And it’s actually a translation of part of Tarihk al-Sudan. It’s an excellent translation of this source. But the translation is preceded by a very important, long essay that seeks to knit together the constitutive elements of Songhai history.” Read more...
Michael Gomez, Historian
There is political history embedded in Tarikh al-Sudan. But then it also moves beyond the moment of the Moroccan conquest of Songhai in 1591, and it moves into the post-1591 period. It moves into a discussion of the early Moroccan occupation of Timbuktu and this period of the Arma, which is a reference to the fact that the Moroccans will come into Timbuktu and conquer largely because they have rifles.
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