Epic of Askia Mohammed

Heftet / 1996 / Engelsk

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9780253209900
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1996
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Indiana University Press
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06, P
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Engelsk
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104
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235 mm
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155 mm
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Epic of Askia Mohammed

Heftet / 1996 / Engelsk
Askia Mohammed is the most famous leader in the history of the Songhay Empire, which reached its apogee during his reign in 1493-1528. Songhay, approximately halfway between the present-day cities of Timbuktu in Mali and Niamey in Niger, became a political force beginning in 1463, under the leadership of Sonni Ali Ber. By the time of his death in 1492, the foundation had been laid for the development under Askia Mohammed of a complex system of administration, a well-equipped army and navy, and a network of large government-owned farms. The present rendition of the epic was narrated by the griot (or jesere) Nouhou Malio over two evenings in Saga, a small town on the Niger River, two miles downstream from Niamey. The text is a word-for-word translation from Nouhou Malio's oral performance.
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A newly translated epic about the premier leader of the Songhay Empire.
PrefaceGenealogy of the Askias according to 'The Epic of Askia Mohammed'IntroductionThe EpicAnnotationsBibliographyIndex
A newly translated epic about the premier leader of the Songhay Empire.
THOMAS A. HALE is Professor of African, French, and Comparative Literature at The Pennsylvania State University.
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ISBN13
9780253209900
Publisert
1996
Utgiver
Vendor
Indiana University Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
104
Høyde
235 mm
Bredde
155 mm
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