Princeton University Library Catalog

Essouk-Tademekka : an early Islamic trans-Saharan market town / Edited by Sam Nixon.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Description:
xxiii, 422 pages ; 30 cm.
Series:
  • Journal of African archaeology. Monograph series ; 12. [More in this series]
  • Journal of African Archaeology Monograph Series ; Volume 12
Summary note:
Essouk-Tadmekka' presents the first archaeological exploration of one of the most important market towns on the trans-Saharan camel-caravan routes in the early Islamic period, supplying West African gold, slaves, and ivory to the Mediterranean world. Excavation of Essouk-Tadmekka?s ruins ? in Saharan West Africa ? has enabled Sam Nixon and a team of scholars to better understand this town described by early Arabic geographers, therein providing insights into such wider questions as the origins of trans-Saharan trade, the commerce in gold, and the arrival of Islamic culture in West Africa. This window into the earliest period of trans-Saharan exchange includes illustration of some of the best-preserved ruins along the camel-caravan routes, the earliest-known Arabic writing in West Africa, and rare gold-working remains.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject(s):
MaliAntiquities [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9789004346147 (hardcover)
  • 9004346147 (hardcover)
OCLC:
1019834764
Editor:
RCP:
C - S