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    Timbuktu Research Paper

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    In the present-day nation of Mali, Timbuktu is located at the southern edge of the Sahara Desert and six miles north of the Niger River. It is significant because it was the commercial, religious, and cultural center of the West African empires of Mali and Songhai in the 14th century. At an early period, Timbuktu played an essential role in the spread of Islam in Africa. Timbuktu’s location made it an important market place for negotiating and trading manuscripts. The north side of Timbuktu also offered gold, while in the south it offered cattle and grain. In 1324, the pilgrimage of Milan Emperor of Mansa Musa to Mecca made Timbuktu’s wealth evident to the world. By the 14th century, Timbuktu’s greatest contribution to Islam and world was…

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    Timbuktu

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    have all contributed in the trade routes within the Sahara regions. The trading system gives great power to an area. The abuse of power in and around Mali, by specific groups will have substantial impact on the society’s inclusive culture. Timbuktu was located on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. It had flourished of Islamic scholarship and values for centuries. Due to the centralizing location of Timbuktu it was the center…

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    Timbuktu Dbq

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    strong financial and political leadership led to the creation and empowerment of great cities. Timbuktu was a very prosperous city. Timbuktu was raised on the principles of trade and education. The main products traded along the routes of the Timbuktu and ultimately the Songhai Empire were gold and salt. Timbuktu received praise from other countries such as Spain for their trade routes and influence on trade in the world. “Timbuktu was a market town, founded on the principles of trade and…

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    from The Cruelest Journey: 600 Miles to Timbuktu, and the character from ¨The Journey¨ by Mary Oliver all have in common is that the characters all learned a lesson that heavily impacted the way they lived day to day. Odysseus learned many lessons in his pursuit, but the main lesson he learned was to stay humble, and to avoid letting pride influence his decisions. Odysseus is from…

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    Throughout the ages adventures whether they be fictional or realistic have impacted the lives of various people, no matter what their age or where they come from. Books such as Fable Haven or the Percy Jackson series broadcast various adventures through the eyes of different people and showed how it has impacted them as a whole. With this in mind, “The Odyssey” shows how a man is trying to get back home to his family, “The Cruelest Journey” has a woman trying to paddle all the way to Timbuktu in…

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    possession of gold. As a gift, Mansu Musa gave gold to many of the people that he met in Cairo. He actually introduced so much gold to the economy of Cairo that gold became useless. The people were impressed by the great wealth of the Mali empire. As a result of the wealth through trade and gold, the people of these African Kingdoms lived in an area of great and luxurious splendor. Another effect of the prosperous period is the advancement of the educational system. The kingdom of Mali…

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    Being one of the greatest cities of West Africa, Mali made a lasting on the Silk Road with their history, geography and trade. There were more differences than similarities between the two. Things such as geography are obviously different but there is more to it like history and trading. The Silk Road started at 200 bc while Mali was founded before 1000 ad. The Silk Road traded slaves, spices, cloth, and other goods. Mali traded gold mainly but other goods as well. A clear difference is, the…

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    Essay On Timbuktu

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    During the classical period in Xian, China; Paris, France and Timbuktu, a great deal of importance was placed on education. One of the first universities was in China and the purpose of said university was to prepare young men to become officials and bureaucrats. Institutions of advanced learning in Timbuktu were called Madrasas, but teachers would also teach out of their homes as well. Paris also had a large university, which students attended to become teachers themselves. Students in these…

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    Abderrahmane Sissako directed the film Timbuktu, which is a city in, west African state of Mali. The movie is related to the bias infringement of the relentless Jihadist. The invaders use fear, violence, and terrorism to suppress the harmless people living there. The mortified citizens of Timbuktu must comply with the new Sharia law enforced on them or else they will face severe consciences. The city once was a magical community, with diverse traditions and enriched with history but now is being…

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    The Cruelest Journey Essay

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    wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” (Jimmy Dean Quotes). Not many end a quest feeling the same way as they did when they started; a traveler can have a whole new mindset after finishing their journey. Both Salak and Odysseus endured life-altering journeys; journeys in which they both had to do exactly what Jimmy Dean said. The Odyssey is a story of the war hero Odysseus’s crazy journey to Ithaca after helping Greece win the battle against Troy. What should of taken…

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