Timbuktu digital manuscripts

Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu

Arabic script

This digital collection of nineteenth-century manuscripts in Arabic comes from the world reknown archives in Timbuktu. It relates to the slavery and manumission of Africans in Muslim societies. From the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali.

Note that access is throught the Center for Research Libraries which is a membership organization for libraries worldwide (i.e. this is not an Open Access resource). Since the preservation of Timbuktu manuscripts has been in the news, the resource is topical for the global academic community.

In related developments, I’ve run across several books relating to the recent conflicts around and across the Sahara:

Keenan, Jeremy. 2009. The dark Sahara: America’s war on terror in Africa. London: Pluto Press.

Scheele , Judith. 2012. Smugglers and saints of the Sahara: Regional connectivity in the twentieth century. New York : Cambridge University Press.

Vandewalle, Dirk J. 2012. A history of modern Libya. 2d ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Willis, Michael J. 2012. Politics and power in the Maghreb: Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco from independence to the Arab spring. New York: Columbia University Press.

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2 comments

    1. Many thanks for the more complete set of Timbuktu related digital manuscript collections! I love to work in collaboratiion with all of my diverse and creative colleagues!

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