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Description - Timbuktu: A Ladybird Expert Book by Gus Caseley-Hayford

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780718189105
ISBN-10: 0718189108
Format: Hardback
(180mm x 120mm x 6mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Michael Joseph Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gus Caseley-Hayford

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.

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