Author(s): Casely-Hayford, Gus
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Timbuktu is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the land once considered the jewel of the medieval world.
Written by curator and cultural historian Gus Caseley-Hayford, this book delves into the rise of the largest empire in West Africa and what made Timbuktu the most significant Saharan desert-port of the age.
You'll see the Mali Empire in its golden age, teeming with riches, scholars and trade. A history steeped in magicians, epic wars, story-tellers and missing ships. You'll learn what made Timbuktu so notorious and irresistible to the Emperor, and why centuries later it still enchants the Western World with its beauty, wealth, mystery, intellectual excellence and legacy.
About the author:
Gus Casely-Hayford is the Director of the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art. He is also known for his work as an historian, a broadcaster, and advocate for the arts.
Number of Pages: 56
Publication Date: 20180402
Publisher: Penguin UK
Product Form: Hardback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 176 mm118 mm10 mm
Weight: 120 gr