Tombouctou, 1591.: À la croisée des migrations en Afrique

Dewiere, Remi (2022) Tombouctou, 1591.: À la croisée des migrations en Afrique. Diasporas. ISSN 1637-5823 (In Press)

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Abstract

In 1591, a Moroccan army sent by Sultan Aḥmad al-Manṣūr conquer the city of Timbuktu. This army was composed of renegades, Andalusian refugees, and of Moroccan soldiers from the Dra'a and Fez. These men and their descendants established a new order in the city, modifying its social structure and its architecture. Timbuktu was then at the crossroads of migrations: a terminus for some, a point of departure for others, fleeing the Moroccan invasion. The capture of Timbuktu was the result and the starting point of profound changes in Africa in the modern era.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: renegades, andalus, refugees, urbanism, firearms, Timbuktu, Morocco, Sahara, Spain, Sahel
Subjects: R400 Spanish studies
T500 African studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2022 15:17
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 03:31
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50348

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