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The Resource The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English

The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English

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The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
Title
The storied city
Title remainder
the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
Statement of responsibility
Charlie English
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To Westerners, the name Timbuktu long conjured a tantalizing paradise, and a series of explorers gripped by the fever for “discovery” tried repeatedly to reach the fabled city. But one expedition after another went disastrously awry, succumbing to attack, the climate, and disease. Timbuktu was also a medieval center of learning, and was home to tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts on subjects ranging from religion to poetry, law to history, pharmacology and astronomy. When al-Qaeda–linked jihadists surged across Mali in 2012, threatening the existence of these precious documents, a remarkable thing happened: a team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the manuscripts into hiding. English expertly twines these two suspenseful strands into a fraught and fascinating account of one of the planet's extraordinary places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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English, Charlie
Dewey number
966.23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Manuscripts, Arabic
  • Libraries
  • Islamic learning and scholarship
  • Cultural property
  • Tombouctou (Mali)
  • Tombouctou (Mali)
  • Mali
Label
The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594634284
Lccn
2016039192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn956479952
Label
The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594634284
Lccn
2016039192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn956479952

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