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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu - Charlie English

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu

4.117647058823529 17 5 Författare: Charlie English Inläsare: Jonathan Keeble
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‘An exemplary work of investigative journalism that is also a wonderfully colourful book of history and travel’ Observer, Books of the Year ‘A piece of postmodern historiography of quite extraordinary sophistication and ingenuity… [written with] exceptional delicacy and restraint’ TLS The fabled city of Timbuktu has captured the Western imagination for centuries. The search for this ‘African El Dorado’ cost the lives of many explorers but Timbuktu is rich beyond its legends. Home to many thousands of ancient manuscripts on poetry, history, religion, law, pharmacology and astronomy, the city has been a centre of learning since medieval times. When jihadists invaded Mali in 2012 threatening destruction to Timbuktu’s libraries, a remarkable thing happened. A team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the precious manuscripts into hiding. Based on new research and first-hand reporting, Charlie English expertly tells this story set in one of the world’s most fascinating places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable.
Språk: Engelska Kategori: Historia Översättare:

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Förlag: William Collins
Utgiven: 2017-05-04
Längd: 10T 58M
ISBN: 9780008181918
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